Julia Pascal is a resourceful theatre-maker who is unafraid of controversy. Her interest in the relationship between the personal and the political, and sympathy with both the victims of the Nazis and those of Israeli expansionism, means that her work is often provocative, and always unsentimental. She has also been active in bringing some less known episodes of Jewish history to public attention. In her latest play, 12:37, she explores the relationship between a couple of Irish Jews and the fight to create a Jewish state in 1940s Palestine, where the main colonial power was Britain.
‘A fascinating premise of role reversal’: GREAT APES – Arcola Theatre (Online review)
Great Apes, originally written by Will Self and adapted for the stage by Patrick Marmion, played at east London’s Arcola Theatre in 2018 and is now available to stream online.
‘The vision for the play is inspiring’: Ruth Lass continues her role in English Touring Theatre’s Equus
Actress Ruth Lass spoke to Love London Love Culture about her current role in the touring production of Equus.
‘Builds beautifully into a compelling narrative’: EQUUS – Theatre Royal Stratford East
This is a brilliant revival of the 1970s classic Equus, about pagan worship and repressed sexuality, which buzzes with an imaginative physicality.
‘What if humans weren’t the dominant species?’: GREAT APES – Arcola Theatre ★★★★
Great Apes at the Arcola Theatre is a fascinating play that is both wildly entertaining and extremely thought-provoking.