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UK FIRST: Star performs show outside Israel for the first time  

 Published on: 23rd September 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Bushey played host to a European first after the one-woman play Whistle was performed for the first time on the continent.

Performed at Bushey Synagogue by its co-writer, Hadar Galron, the play will now be performed around the UK before hitting the stage in Prague.

Whistle premiered in April this year in Israel, with the performance in Bushey being the first performance in English outside Israel.

The semi-autobiographical play is based on the early life of its Israeli author Ya’akov Buchan, the child of two Auschwitz survivors.

The play tackles the difficult theme of second generation holocaust children dealing with their grief and trauma.

Although a very serious topic, the play also has its more humorous moments.

Hadar Galron’s performance in Bushey is said to have left the audience “spellbound” as the London-born actress, who moved to Israel as a teenager, left those in attendance on the edge of their seat.

She has spent the last 25 years as a comedian, actress, director playwright and screenwriter in Israel with some of her plays and films enjoying worldwide international productions.

Son of a Holocaust survivor, Michael Bibring, was full of praise for the play. He said: “It was an extremely intense and powerful show.

“Hadar is a wonderful actor, the production was fascinating and highly thought provoking.”

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