Tag Archives: Quakers

The Meeting

Minerva, Chichester Theatre, East Sussex ****

© Helen Maybanks, Lydia Leonard (Rachel), Gerald Kyd (Adam)

© Helen Maybanks, Lydia Leonard (Rachel), Gerald Kyd (Adam)

It opens at a Quaker meeting, a circle of people, being silent, waiting for the spirit to move in them to speak. At the end, there is a catalystic moment when one of their number does indeed speak.  Continue reading

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

St James Theatre, London (*****)

© Hershey Felder

© Hershey Felder

As we approach International Holocaust Remembrance Day, tales by survivors may have been told many times but I can’t remember it ever being told with such bravura, imagination and skill. Continue reading