'Between Life And Death Lies Magic.' Shemirah - a play by Shivaun Woolfson. Staged Reading at JW3 Centre in 12 May 2015.
Shemirah takes place over the course of one night as 12-year old Roisin sits guard over the body of her grandfather Pop. As the night unfolds, Roisin slips between real time and memory, and the audience is transported to 1960s Jewish Dublin. Based loosely on the memoir Home Fires by Shivaun Woolfson, Shemirah is, at its core, the story of a young girl straining under the weight of competing agendas who, in the end, forges her own path, transcending her turbulent world through the gift of magic, of story and of redemption bequeathed by her beloved Pop. The man who was blind, she realizes, was the one who saw it all. Writer - Shivaun Woolfson Director - Trilby James Producer - Gemma Lloyd Staged Reading 12th May - JW3 Lighting Designer - Jo Howcroft https://www.jw3.org.uk/event/shemirah-staged-reading
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To everyone who joined us for the reading last night, it was wonderful to have you with us. We will keep you updated as to our onward progress. For now, from myself, Gemma, Trilby and the entire cast- our warmest thank you.
Day two of rehearsals - see you tonight!