By David Greig
Directed by Ria Parry
Designed by James Button
Lighting Design by David W Kidd
Sound Design by Martin Thompson
What is more important – life? Or how you live it?
Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love.
Dr Korczak’s Example is set in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone wants to survive.
Award-winning playwright David Greig tells this powerful tale of Korczak’s refusal to abandon the young people in his care, and focuses on the human need for respect and hope, even in the face of injustice.
‘One of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation’
Daily Telegraph on David Greig
It informs intelligently, and ends with a powerful assertion of the children's rights that are enshrined, thanks to Dr Korczak's example, in the UN charter.
Read an article on Korczak in the Jewish Renaissance Quarterly by Judi Herman here
Insights 23 October 1.30pm & 1 November 2pm: with members of the company.
Running time 75 minutes.
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