Set in the WWII Warsaw ghetto, the play tells the moving and heroic story of Dr Janusz Korczak, a Polish educator and children's author, who ran an orphanage for Jewish children destined to face the Nazi oppressors. Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. Dr Korczak’s Example is set in 1942 in the final days of an orphanage in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, where food is scarce, tempers rise and everyone wants to survive. Award-winning playwright David Greig tells this powerful tale of Korczak's refusal to abandon the young people in his care, and focuses on the human need for respect and hope, even in the face of injustice.
3-4,6-7,10-11 Aug | 19:15 (1h15m) | Hall at St John's | (8+)
Company: Strange Town Theatre Company (UK)