world of intrigue, racism and prejudice when asked to write a Jewish view of Henry’s first divorce. He’s the subject of playwright Samatha Ellis’s latest, which is performed by the East 15 Acting School at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch May 18-20 and promises “a world of music, glamour, flirtation and gripping political tension.” www.queens-theatre.co.uk
MUSICIAN NICK Strimple has compiled a concert of music composed and performed during the Holocaust. The concert includes Max Helfman’s Die Naye Hagode, a cantata about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Although not Jewish himself, Nick Strimple was appointed in 1985 by the Czech government to extensively research music of the Holocaust, a path he’s followed ever since. This is the first time in several decades that he has performed in London. www.purelandseries. com (Submarine, Glue, Ballet Shoes)
(Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross). Land.