Who Will Carry The Word?

The UK Premiere of Charlotte Delbo’s play at the Courtyard Theatre, London. A play about 15 French women sent to Auschwitz during World War II

Courtyard Theatre London, 2009

by Charlotte Delbo
Directed by Natasha Pryce
Music by Sarah Llewellyn
Choreographer Hakan Redjep
Designer Alistair Turner
Produced by UNTitled Theatre

1943 – 15 women-members of the French resistance are sent to Auschwitz as political prisoners. This is their story of hope, friendship and sacrifice to journey back and tell the truth to the world.

This show played at the Courtyard Theatre, London throughout June and July.

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  • “This stripped back performance under the superb direction of Natasha Pryce allows the stories- the words – to literally speak for themselves…The all female, multi-cultural cast are vulnerable, raw and exposed in their sensitive handling of the subject matter. Avoiding the temptation to completely breakdown on stage, they portray the strength, courage and solidarity of these women who often didn’t even know each other’s names.” 
    Rachel Sheridan, British Theatre Guide
    Click here for full review for the British theatre guide

    ‘…Beautifully evocative music from composer Sarah Llewellyn draws us
    into the tragedy and keeps us there without tugging overly hard on the
    heart strings . . Yvonne’s (Pinar Ogun) slow death, pride and humanity
    are portrayed so poignantly, it’s almost too much to bear . .
    Ruth O’Reilly, Remote Goat – Read the full review

    **** “I cannot remember many works that serve as such vivid testimony to
    the horrors of Auschwitz…As significant as the testimony, performed here
    in Natasha Pryce’s courageous production by a committed, 15-strong
    all-female cast, is that Delbo was a non-Jew whose account destroys
    revisionist notions of the Holocaust as a Jewish lie. Delbo’s word should
    be heard.”
    John Nathan, The Jewish Chronicle