A Manchester Girlhood

A Manchester Girlhood

A Manchester Girlhood, written and directed by Julia Pascal, performed by Lesley Lightfoot,  Amanda Maud, Eoin O’Dubhghaill, Giselle Wolf and Rosie Yadid and returns to London after a successful tour north.

Competition. Rivalry. War. Racism. Religion. Women’s Education. Passion. Women’s Rights. Arranged Marriage.

Showing in London:

17th May 2023, 7.00pm at Burgh House, Hampstead

21-23 May 2023 at 7.30pm at JW3, West Hampstead

Photos by Chris Payne, Manchester Jewish Museum

Photos by Claire Griffiths

“A brilliant piece of theatre.” Lost In Theatreland

“Joyous and poignant and funny and sad.” HonoraryMancBlog

“Brilliantly emotive and educational.” Lost In Theatreland

“One of the main takeaways from this piece was Pascal’s dedication to telling female stories, empowering all the women in the play.” Lost In Theatreland

“Pascal’s work tugs at the heartstrings, offering a voice for their untold stories, as the girls navigate education, marriage, love, religion, and identity.” Lost In Theatreland

“This play really put things into perspective of our lives and what our immigrant parents went through to get us where we are today and Pascal captured that in A Manchester Girlhood.” I Love Manchester

“A Manchester Girlhood ‘moves in time and space’…The characters depicted as ‘children, young, mature and elderly women’…it was a masterclass.” HonoraryMancBlog


The Jewish Chronicle:  Julia Pascal interviewed about A Manchester Girlhood 21 April 2023

Women were invisible, I’ve put them on stage.  Playwright Julia Pascal tells the stories of her grandmother, mother and aunts, all marginalised and denied chances in their own time.  These are not idealised women or female, Jewish stereotypes, they are nuanced Jewish characters who reflect important crucial events in British and international history. PressReader.com – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions

Jewish Telegraph: My Life in 20-ish Questions:  Julia Pascal
Webmail :: Jewish Telegraph Julia Pascal My Life in 20 Questions.pdf (uk2.net)