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Etty in Transit

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Sarah Finch in

Etty... in transit

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
8th August - 27th August 2024 (not Sundays)
Venue 267 — Old St Pauls Church, EH1 1DH
at 5pm

Something else about this morning: the perception, very strongly borne, that despite all the suffering and injustice, I cannot hate others.          Etty Hillesum

Sam Edwards, a mature fashion model with mental health difficulties vlogs to her followers during the first lockdown of 2020. Isolated in her flat, she discovers the diaries of Etty Hillesum, a Jewish woman writing in Amsterdam and Westerbork during the Second World War. Etty... in Transit charts the profoundly moving and intimately interwoven journeys of personal discovery for both women.

This new multimedia production which premiered in November 2023 is based on the extraordinary diaries left by Etty Hillesum (1914-1943) adapted by Paul Gateshill

"Every so often a play comes along that moves you like no other. This story, Sarah's performance and every aspect of this beautifully designed multimedia production open up a luminous portal to the extraordinary life, writings and soul of Etty Hillesum."
Justin Butcher - Scaramouche Jones

"without a doubt one of the most impactful performances we have ever experienced."
Jacqueline van Oosterwijk

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We regularly perform on the Bankside in our free theatre-based seasonal festivals which celebrate the seasons with games, old customs, music, dance, the Green Man in his various guises and performances of traditional plays.

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The Lions part is a small Charity whose core work centres on creating annual street theatre festivals that reignite connection with the seasons. We do this with theatre, music & visual creations. What singles out our Festivals is that we celebrate the seasons in an urban environment, bringing traditions alive for City dwellers that are more often fostered in the countryside. Patron Sir Mark Rylance,"I feel I always learn something about community and spirit and nature when I see the Lions part"

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