Northern Holland, 1943. Westerbork. A bleak muddy camp in a bleak muddy landscape. Bursting at the seams with angry worried people torn from their homes and surroundings. And in this camp a miracle. A cabaret performed by the very best artists in Europe. A cabaret the courteous smiling camp commandant wouldn’t miss for the world. Just as he wouldn’t miss signing off the weekly transport that sends 1000 Jews to a frightening destination in the East.
A cabaret of comedy, dance and song and in particular one dancer who catches the commandant’s eye - the
talented Anna Hilmann. Will she accept his invitation and dance for him? Is it a poisoned chalice or reason to hope? Will it keep her and her loved-ones off the dreaded transport list? And if it does is it a compromise worth making? With a background based in historical fact, The Project looks at the terrible choices forced on people
in a surreal world that has lost its moral compass.
The Project, by Ian Buckley, directed by Anthony Shrubsall, will get its world premiere at White Bear Theatre,
5 - 23 March, 2019.
Press night: Thursday 7 March at 7.30pm.
Cast to be announced.
Anthony Shrubsall is a founder member of the Entire Theatre Company and an established director on the London Fringe. Previous work has included Zena Edwards’s Security - the first UK production selected for the Shizuoka Festival, Japan, and Richard Tyrone Jones’s Big Heart at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which was adapted into a series for BBC Radio 4. His work last year included interrupt The Routine: The Gin Chronicles - A Scottish Adventure at the Bridewell Theatre and Edinburgh Festival; Saffron Hill at The Pleasance Theatre; ORBITS in Germany and Poland and Real Life TV at the Barons Court Theatre.
The Project is RedNeedle Productions sixth production on the London Fringe.
by Ian Buckley
directed by Anthony Shrubsell
White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 23 March, 2019.
Thursday 7 March at 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Sunday at 4.00pm
£15 and £12 concs inc booking fee
Box Office: 0333 012 4963 (Local rate)
10% off food with every ticket sold