At the Riley Theatre
A young man’s determination to make music under Nazi occupation.
Based on eye-witness testimony, and letters, Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer tells the extraordinary story of an outstanding composer and pianist. Musicians and actors recreate Gideon’s precocious childhood, the exciting artistic environment of pre-war Prague, and the remarkable musical activities of his imprisonment. Written and devised by David Fligg, in a new dramatisation by Brian Daniels, directed by Emma Gordon.
Having been performed in the UK, USA and the Czech Republic, this play comes to Riley Theatre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, in the centenary year of Gideon’s birth.
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion.