Arnold Mittelman in association with Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere of

Rothschild & Sons

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

The Power of Theatre in Holocaust Remembrance 

Holocaust Memorial Day post-show panel discussion 

Panellists include: Dr Lisa Peschel, Dr Samantha Mitschke and Arnold Mittelman


27 January
Post matinee performance
FREE (included in your ticket price)
Approx 30 - 45 mins

Please join us after the matinee performance of Rothschild & Sons on Sat 27 Jan for a panel discussion with Arnold Mittelman President of the National Jewish Theater Foundation and Director of its Holocaust Theater International Initiative, Dr Lisa Peschel a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York in England and Dr Samatha Mitschke a playright and historian and an Outreach Educator with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Dr Lisa Peschel

Dr. Lisa Peschel is a lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York in England. Her articles on survivor testimony about theatrical performance and scripts written in the Terezín/Theresienstadt ghetto have appeared in US  journals and in Czech, German and Israeli publications. Her anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezin/Theresienstadt Ghetto was published in 2014 (Czech- and German-language edition 2008). She is currently a co-investigator on the £1.8 million project 'Performing the Jewish Archive' funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.  


Dr Samantha Mitschke

Dr Samantha Mitschke is a playwright and theatre historian, specialising in British and American Holocaust theatre. She has published on a range of topics, from ‘Holocaust cabaret’ and adaptations of Anne Frank’s diary to the representation of the Nazi persecution of gay men and site-specific performance at Auschwitz. Her current research looks at the effects of empathy in British and American Holocaust theatre, about which she is writing her first book; the notion of the ‘Holocaust musical’; and the use of theatre in Holocaust museums. She is also developing a study of how spectators process and make meaning from Holocaust plays. Dr Mitschke is an Outreach Educator with the Holocaust Educational Trust.


Arnold Mittelman

“Park Theatre is proud to participate in the 2018 4th annual National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Day Productions and Panel Discussions . This performance of Rothschild & Sons and after show panel, “The Power of Theater in Holocaust Remembrance”  commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2018 and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Our program salutes the work of the Holocaust Memorial Day trust and the Holocaust Education Trust. Our collective goal is to keep alive their memories, stories and its must never to be forgotten lessons. May the power of live theater serve as an artistic moral compass for future generations.” Arnold Mittelman, President - National Jewish Theater Foundation

Post Show Q&A with Sheldon Harnick and Company


30 January
FREE (included in your ticket price)
Approx 30 mins

After the evening performance on Tuesday 30 January 2018, join the Rothschild & Sons company and, visiting from New York, the show’s legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick for an unmissable Q&A chaired by Terri Paddock, founder of StageFaves, MyTheatreMates and WhatsOnStage.

Rothschild & Sons, receiving its UK premiere at the Park Theatre, is a one-act reimagining of the nine-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Rothschilds, with music by the late Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Harnick and Bock’s many other collaborations include Fiorello!, She Loves Me and, the blockbuster for which they are best known, Fiddler on the Roof.  In addition to three earlier Tonys for Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, Sheldon Harnick was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Tony Awards.