London reading of A Walk With Mr. Heifetz

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Jewish Book Week is presenting a London reading of A Walk With Mr. Hiefetz by James Inverne, directed by Benjamin Kamine. I am honored to take part in this special event and to once again read the role of Yehuda, this time opposite Henry Goodman and Ed Stoppard. Violin solo by Simon Hewitt Jones. March 4, 2017 8pm at King’s Place, London.

Palestine, 1925. A celebrated visitor, an eccentric genius, a future leader…and music that sings of dreams and destinies, of life, and death.

A rehearsed reading of a new play from award-winning former Gramophone and Time magazine journalist, James Inverne. A Walk with Mr Heifetz dramatises the visits of celebrated violinist Jascha Heifetz to Palestine and his remarkable encounters with the Sharrett brothers. One, Yehuda Sharret – charismatic composer, kibbutz pioneer and brother of future Israeli PM, Moshe Sharett – walked with Heifetz long into the night; a conversation that had devastating effects 20 years later.

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Jewish Book Week (JBW) is an annual international cultural festival held mostly at Kings Place, a leading central London performance venue. The festival features an extensive and varied programme, presenting writers and speakers from all over the world, from the most eminent to the first-time published. Thousands of people from all London communities and elsewhere are hosted annually.

Over 75 events are held over nine days, comprising stimulating talks and discussions on contemporary culture, challenging debates on controversial issues, original musical entertainment and drama. Events are held in association with many partners in the media, publishing and charity worlds. Festival participants also speak in several UK cities, as well as in London schools. Unique one-off events are presented outside the festival.

JBW is put on by the Jewish Book Council, a registered educational charity, which also administers associated prizes in translation and journalism.

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