Casting has been announced for the world premiere of A. Bodin Saphir’s Rosenbaum’s Rescue, which will play at the Park Theatre from the 9th January.
Directed by Kate Fahy, Rosenbaum’s Rescue explores the true story of how over 7,000 Danish Jews managed to escape the Nazi occupation in 1943.
October, 1943. Seven and a half thousand Jews flee Denmark in fishermen’s boats, crossing the water to Sweden and to safety from the occupying Nazi regime. To some, a miracle rescue of biblical proportions. To others, the question remains: how did thousands of Jews slip through the grasp of the most powerful war machine ever assembled?
Hanukkah, 2001. At a remote home on the snowy Danish coast, it’s time for two old friends to bury the hatchet. Lars and Abraham have not seen eye to eye for decades, but old tensions refuse to thaw as Lars’ relentless pursuit of the truth concerning the flight of Danish Jews during WWII challenges Abraham’s faith, patience and memories. And when an old secret surfaces and threatens the very foundation of their relationship, fact starts to blur with fiction.
The production is set to star Olivier Award-winner David Bamber, Neil McCaul, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Julia Swift. Meanwhile, the creative team includes: designs by William Fricker, lighting by Emma Chapman and sound by Sophie Cotton.
Talking about the play A.Bodin Saphir said: “Rosenbaum’s Rescue’ is inspired by my grandparents’ story of escape from Nazi occupied Denmark. Although he rarely talked about it, my grandfather was witness to a moment in history that contemporary historians now believe to be an important piece in the puzzle to understand why the ‘rescue’ of the Danish Jews was so successful and who was responsible for its success.”
Rosenbaum’s Rescue will play at the Park Theatre from the 9th January until the 9th February. For more information visit: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/rosenbaums-rescue