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Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Checkpoint Chana.
“We have to make sure we make the right choices.
If we do, we're ok and you'll have a career, be someone who is employable and commissionable.
Get it wrong and it's like all over.”
Poet Bev Hemmings is in the eye of a storm after she publishes a poem that the world seems to believe is anti-Semitic.
She's convinced she's innocent, but everyone else - including her PA, Tamsin - wants her to apologise.
A press interview is planned to begin her public rehabilitation, but Bev's dying father, erratic behaviour and tendency to drink make her public contrition a complex process.
Checkpoint Chana examines the point where pro-Palestinian criticism of the government of Israel and anti-Semitism blur.
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London SW10 9ED
Performance days & times
Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Ulrika Krishnamurti - Tamsin
Matt Mella - David
Geraldine Somerville - Bev
Nathaniel Wade - Michael
Author: Jeff Page
Director: Manuel Bau
Designer: Daisy Blower
Lighting: Jamie Platt
Sound: Simon Arrowsmith
Production: Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre