St James Theatre
12 Palace Street
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Mona Golabek’s story The Pianist Of Willesden Lane returns to the capital this September as a compelling account of a person’s resilience through music at a time of great crisis is performed at the St James Theatre.
Music has had a profound effect on the world, offering hope where it might otherwise have been absent and providing escape from some of the worst realities imaginable. This is what happened during the Second World War with Lisa Jura, whose story we witness onstage.
Pianist Mona Golebek performs in the production and she does so as the daughter of Lisa Jura, making this a personal and moving tale from her own family history. She has appeared around the world both with The Pianist Of Willesden Lane and other shows, having learned the piano at an early age.
The tale begins in Vienna just prior to the outbreak of war with Jura seemingly at the top of her career as she is about to take to the stage. But her promising time in the spotlight comes crumbling down thanks to the Nazis and she eventually finds herself in London as the Blitz batters the city. If she wants to hold on then she is going to have to keep a firm grip on her music.
The show utilises outstanding piano music to tell the story and this will make it one of the most unique productions in the capital early in 2016.
Directed by Hershey Felder, The Pianist Of Willesden Lane returns to the St James Theatre Wednesday 7th September 2016.
|Booking From:||Friday, 7th October 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 15th October 2016|
|Running Time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
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