My Name Is Rachel Corrie

This powerful play performed by Josephine Taylor and directed by Alan Rickman tells the moving true story of peace activist Rachel Corrie. Josephine Taylor single-handedly brings us the thoughts of an idealistic young American girl.

On a barren stage that represents Rachel's bedroom and then war torn Palestine we are taken on her journey of idealism from her comfortable home town to trying to save lives in the occupied territories. Using genuine correspondence with her parents and entries from her journal the play builds a picture of an inspiring and joyful young woman whose “fundamental belief in the goodness of human nature” is eventually tested.

The energy and honesty that Josephine Taylor brings to this challenging part connects you immediately with this passionate character. Rachel Corrie's poetic and philosophical writings have been woven in to a brilliant script. It's hard to be unmoved by this story of a heroine of our time.

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Pleasance Courtyard, Aug 3-13, 15-20, 22-28. 5.50pm (1 hour 30 minutes)

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