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Trestle/Small Nose | Rachel

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

As part of a National Tour

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Thursday 24 October, 1.30pm (Schools performance) & 7.30pm
Schools Tickets: £10 (1 teacher FREE for every 10 student tickets purchased)
Evening performance: £12, £10 Concessions, £40 (group of 4)
Suitable for ages 11+

A story of resilience. A story hidden. 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, a Holocaust survivor.

With great generosity, Rachel gave Small Nose Productions her story. Rachel experienced Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and Bergen-Belsen; her resilience and survival from the worst horror our world has ever seen are extraordinary. Small Nose and Trestle are immensely proud to deliver this production into theatres, schools and community spaces, so they can pass on the gift of Rachel’s story to as many people as they can reach.

Audiences have used the words Breathtaking, Beautiful, Poised, Heartfelt, Distressing, Effective, Powerful, Engrossing, Sinister and Necessary to describe the show. After seeing the first performance, Rachel said: ‘I was lost in it. It brought out most of the tragedy of the story…I re-lived every part of it.’

Both companies are also excited by the delivery of a well-designed and detailed educational offer for schools, including workshops and resources that support curriculum and build character.

Mark Curtis of Small Nose said ‘the educational workshops support and allow participants to experience the key learning points that Rachel’s story offers. The lessons of the Holocaust are for us all and we want to share this vital, timely and wonderful educational package with as many people as we can.’

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