Korczak (2011)

The Rose Theatre, Kingston
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 - 7:00pm to Saturday, 3 September 2011 - 7:00pm

Creative team:

Writer & Director - Nick Stimson
Composer - Chris Williams
Musical Director - Jon Laird
Choreography - Yael Loewenstein
Designer - Liz Cooke

Synopsis

Korczak told the true story of a man who, in the most impossible circumstances, kept childhood alive through love and imagination. Featuring inspirational solo performances and soaring choral work, Korczak was presented by Youth Music Theatre UK, the country’s leading national music theatre company for young people.

Janusz Korczak – a Polish Jew, a Warsaw doctor, a children’s writer and a broadcaster – protected 200 children from some of the worst horrors of World War II. Deeply inspired by the education he sees in the orphanages of South East London, he returns to Poland to create a similar model. By 1942 he, and the children in his care, find themselves living in appalling conditions of the Warsaw Ghetto…
YMT’s moving and liberating musical retelling of the life of Korczak and his young people, was a story not of despair but of inspiration and hope, the victory of spirit over death itself.

Cast information

Lindsay Atherton
Alice Averley
Grace Barker
Keir Barradell
Kiera Battersby
Jimmy Buchanan
Gregory Champkin
Harry Child
Lewis Clarke
Patrick Cole
Emily Collins
Sam Ebenezer
William Emery
Joel Fisher
Sophie Garner
Megan Gilbert
Grace Glevey
Alexander Gordon
Abigail Griffiths
Annie Handscomb
Jamie Horseman
Selwin Hulme-Teague
Matthew James
Amy Johnson
James King-Nickol
Nathan Larkin
Jordan Larkin
Megan Macdonald
Nicola McAllister
Isaiah Michalski
Jo Moore
Ross Munro
Kitty Oliphant
Matthew Rawcliffe
Daniel Sykes
Josh Taylor
Hannah Thompson
Jenson Tudtud
Piera Van de Wiel
Maia Van Spall
Zoe Villiers
Sebastian Ward
Freya Wilson
 

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