The Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

At St James Theatre

Price from € 71.30

A true story of family, hope and survival told through the world’s most beautiful music.

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall.

But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream – as she is torn from her family and set onto the Kindertransport to London.

Featuring some of the world’s most beloved piano music played live, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is performer Mona Golabek’s true family story. The production makes its UK premiere at the St. James Theatre after critically acclaimed, sold out runs in New York, Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survivalby Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.

The Pianist of Willesden Lane ReviewsThe Pianist of Willesden Lane Reviews

"Effortlessly moving. Joyful, sobering and spellbinding."
Londonist


"A story that deserves to be heard and seen"
londontheatre1


"Immensely moving"
Financial Times


"Soft, simple and effective."
Evening Standard


"An Intensely personal one-woman show. Evocative, heartfelt portrayal."
The Stage


"An extraordinary story on every level. A tour de force."
WhatsOnStage


 

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Venue information

St James Theatre
12 Palace Street
London
SW1E 5JA

Performance info

Booked from
2016-09-07

Booked for
2016-10-16

Duration of performance:
1 hour 30 minutes

Directions


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