My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Playhouse Theatre
Please note: this production is being performed at the Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE Playhouse Theatre Box Office 0870 060 6631 Why did a 23-year-old woman leave her comfortable American life to stand between a bulldozer and a Palestinian home? The short life and sudden death of Rachel Corrie, and the words she left behind. Director: Alan Rickman Design: Hildegard Bechtler Lighting: Johanna Town Sound and Video Design: Emma Laxton Cast: Megan Dodds. "My Name is Rachel Corrie is a powerful, thought-provoking and deeply moving piece of theatre...vividly brought to life by an astonishing solo performance by Megan Dodds" Daily Telegraph "Theatre can't change the world. But what it can do, when it's as good as this, is to send us out enriched by other people's passionate concern." The Guardian "Rickman's direction of the piece hits the right note again and again." The Independent *** Alan Rickman has worked extensively as an actor on stage and screen. He has most recently appeared in all four HARRY POTTER films, LOVE, ACTUALLY, DOGMA, MICHAEL COLLINS and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. His stage work includes THE SEAGULL, THE GRASS WIDOW and THE LUCKY CHANCE at the Royal Court, PRIVATE LIVES (Albery), ANTONIO (Nottingham Playhouse), UBU REX (Bristol Old Vic), MAN IS MAN (Bristol Old Vic) and THE CARNATION GAME (Sheffield Crucible). Alan Rickman directed THE WINTER GUEST by Sharman Macdonald at West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre. Katharine Viner is an award-winning journalist and editor of The Guardian's Weekend Magazine. Megan Dodds has appeared on television in SPOOKS (BBC), MALICE AFORETHOUGHT, LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE (BBC) and THE RAT PACK (HBO). Her work for theatre includes THIS IS HOW IT GOES (Donmar), UP FOR GRABS (Wyndhams), HAMLET (Young Vic) and POPCORN (West End). MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE has been developed in collaboration with the Royal Court International Department with the kind permission of Rachel Corrie's family.
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