Esther, For Such A Time As This, new musical concert performance 30 Mar 03


Esther, For Such A Time As This, new musical concert performance 30 Mar 03

Esther, For Such A Time As This, a new musical concert performance by Paul Knight & Peter Hutchinson, will play for one night only at the Palace Theatre on Sunday 30 Mar 03

It is produced by Joe Silmon for Pneuma Arts and directed by Peter Hutchinson .

The show will feature Brenda-Jane Newhouse (Esther), Michael Rouse (King Xerxes), Lindsey Danvers (Queen Vashti), Stuart Pendred (Haman), John Griffiths (Mordecai), Lloyd Notice (Hegai), Kate Tydman (Zeresh), Lizzie Deane (Hannah).

During the reign of King Xerxes, the Jews were in exile in the land of Babylon, now ruled by the Medo-Persians. Esther, a beautiful Jewish maiden, was an orphan and had been brought up by her cousin Mordecai who worked in the household of the King. When Vashti was dismissed as the Queen, King Xerxes chose Esther on account of her beauty, unaware of her Jewish origins. Haman the Agagite elicited the King's favour saying that the Jews, who were scattered throughout the land, were a pernicious race. Xerxes conferred power and authority upon Haman to have the Jews killed. It was left to Esther to respond to her destiny and find a way to save her people The Jews still commemorate their deliverance from death, each year, at the festival of Purim, on the 14th and 15th of Adar (February, March)

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