'The Pianist of Willesden Lane' debuts on the London stage

05 January 2016
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Hershey Felder presents the one-woman show, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane', which tells the true story of Lisa Jura - a young Austrian Jewish pianist - whose dreams of becoming a concert pianist are shattered when having to flee the Nazis. St James theatre, London, 20 January-27 February ...
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.

Read Pianist contributor Jessica Duchen's preview of the show in today's Independent paper. 

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