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Trestle & Small Nose | Rachel

  • Trestle Theatre Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive St Albans, AL4 0JQ UK (map)

Preview before National Tour

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A story of resilience. A story hidden.
But a story now shared offering hope for us all.

Small Nose and Trestle weave together intricate full mask theatre, with elements of clowning to share this incredibly moving performance of 'Rachel’, the story of Mrs Rachel Levy, (Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen Survivor).

With great generosity, Mrs Levy has given us her story, so that we can pass this on and share it with people. Trestle Theatre have teamed up with Small Nose Productions to deliver this incredible story about Rachel's extraordinary resilience and survival from the worst horror our world has ever seen, the Holocaust. 

Small Nose and Trestle feel incredibly privileged to be working with Mrs Levy to bring this production to young people up and down the country. Trestle’s Artistic Director Emily Gray said “We (Trestle) have been wanting to develop a new full mask piece and when Small Nose brought Rachel’s story to us we realised that the way to tell it would be through an exciting mix of Small Nose’s physical storytelling and Trestle’s Masks.  Rachel did not tell her story for 50 years, so it felt right to use full masks, which evoke what happened so well and highlight the poignancy of Rachel’s generous choice to now, in her 80s, pass her story on, so that younger generations can understand the horrors of the Holocaust. “

We will be delivering this story along with outreach and educational workshops that support curriculum and build character; beginning at Trestle Arts Base on September the 28th 2018.

‘Rachel’ has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England and Lewisham Council.