Park Theatre and Breaking Productions present the World Premiere of
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Production supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle
EXTRA MATINEE RELEASED: Tuesday 5th February 15.00 - seated and standing available, book while tickets last
Standing room only available on other performances. Please note act one is 55 mins and act two is 60 mins. When booking standing room tickets, please note there is a rail to lean against, and a great unrestricted view, but patrons are advised to ensure they can stand comfortably for the duration of each act.
★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ Daily Express
Can the truth ever set you free?
October, 1943. Seven and a half thousand Jews flee Denmark in fishermen’s boats, crossing the water to Sweden and to safety from the occupying Nazi regime. To some, a miracle rescue of biblical proportions. To others, the question remains: how did thousands of Jews slip through the grasp of the most powerful war machine ever assembled?
Hanukkah, 2001. At a remote home on the snowy Danish coast, it’s time for two old friends to bury the hatchet. Lars and Abraham have not seen eye to eye for decades, but old tensions refuse to thaw as Lars’ relentless pursuit of the truth concerning the flight of Danish Jews during WWII challenges Abraham’s faith, patience and memories. And when an old secret surfaces and threatens the very foundation of their relationship, fact starts to blur with fiction.
Olivier Award-winner David Bamber plays Abraham alongside Neil McCaul (The Other Place, Park Theatre) as Lars. Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Holy Sh*t, Kiln Theatre) and Julia Swift (Philadelphia Here I Come, Donmar Warehouse) complete the cast. Moving and funny, this sharp and intriguing new play unravels the stories of two childhood friends and one of history’s most compelling mysteries.
'Enthralling drama of politics and race, faith and facts' ★★★★★ Financial Times
'Makes gripping viewing... fierce and riveting' ★★★★ The Guardian
'A thoughtful and engaging play, very well performed, and directed' ★★★★ Daily Express
'The story is compelling and thought-provoking with some genuinely laugh out loud moments' ★★★★★ Jewish News
'Go and be gripped by a fascinating tale with a true-life cliff-hanger that transcends any clever storytelling' ★★★★ Jewish Renaissance
‘An ambitious debut… played to a tee by this first-rate cast’ The Times
‘An unexpected, sometimes ingenious debut play’ Time Out
‘Unwaveringly thought-provoking’ WhatsOnStage
‘A joyous four-hander with deeply nuanced characters and a master’s eye for pace, plot and humour’ ★★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
‘Intelligent theatre, skilfully written, acted and directed’ ★★★★ Broadway World
‘Rosenbaum’s Rescue is a remarkable first play by A. Bodin Saphir’ ★★★★ LondonTheatre
‘A successful first play by A Bodin Saphir – I look forward to seeing his second play!’ ★★★★ LondonTheatre1
'This play, with its well-chosen cast, will have a very successful run.' ★★★★ Theatre News
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