Checkpoint Chana

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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.
Checkpoint Chana at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Started: Sunday 4 March 2018
Closed: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Checkpoint Chana.

Synopsis


“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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Theatre


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Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Sunday 4 March 2018

Press night:Monday 5 March 2018

Closes:Tuesday 20 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Tuesday - 2-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£16

Cast


Ulrika Krishnamurti - Tamsin

Matt Mella - David

Geraldine Somerville - Bev

Nathaniel Wade - Michael


Creatives


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

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