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Lines & My Name is Rachel Corrie - Rosemary Branch
Lines by James Fritz, and My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Rosemary Branch Pub Theatre, in Islington, north London, from 5 to 30 April 2011.
Both shows perform on same night 7pm & 8.30pm (can be seen as a double bill, or separate performance).
Littlewit presents Lines by James Fritz, directed by Thomas Martin. In April 2009, newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson lost his life at the G20 protests in London, opening an investigation that is still making headlines today. In August 2009, the documentary play examining Tomlinson's death was forced to close after the horrifying murder of an actor. The writer of the piece went underground, the director walked away, and the parents are still grieving. What went wrong? And who was to blame? Taking a wry look at verbatim theatre, James Fritz's darkly comic debut imagines what happens when you put the wrong person on stage.
Fineprint Theatre presents My Name is Rachel Corrie, taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie edited by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, directed by Scarlett Plouviez Comnas. Starring Sophie Angelson (Rachel Corrie). In March 2003, whilst protesting against the demolition of a Palestinian family's home, 23-year-old American student Rachel Corrie was killed by an Israeli Defence Force bulldozer. Compiled entirely from her diary entries and emails, the performance offers a glimpse into the mind of this passionate and thoughtful woman.