A Manchester Girlhood.
Blackpool’s Old Electric Theatre
Manchester’s Jewish Museum
Burgh House, Hampstead, Camden, London
JW3, Camden, London
Pascal Theatre Company’s spring mini-tour to Blackpool and Manchester was highly successful. A Manchester Girlhood is the story of three Manchester Jewish sisters, daughters of Romanian parents and their journey from childhood to death. Our northern premiere of A Manchester Girlhood was at the Old Electric Theatre in Springfield Road, Blackpool. It was April and out of season but the sun was unusually strong. Although the production had been staged in 2019 as Three Sisters, produced by Rosemary Hill’s company The Play’s The Thing, the text was edited and the production was different. Of the original five performers, three were new. Taking the roles of the three sisters, Pearl, Edith and Isabel were Amanda Maud, Giselle Wolf and Lesley Lightfoot. Their parents Esther and Emanuel were played by Rosie Yadid and Eoin O’Dubhghaill. Eoin also played several male roles. This production was far more musical than the first owing to the extraordinary singing skills of the company.Continue reading “A MANCHESTER GIRLHOOD: A REFLECTION ON OUR NORTHERN TOUR AND PRODUCTIONS IN LONDON APRIL & MAY 2023”