In 1940, Jac Weinstein, a member of the Helsinki Jewish Community, wrote a light-hearted musical cabaret sketch about a Jewish clothing merchant who falls in love with a mannequin he has ordered from Paris. The only reference to the war then raging in Europe – a war Finland would join just half a year later – is a brief mention of the bombing of Paris.
Discovered through the research of Simo Muir of the University of Leeds, the script has not been staged since its original production in 1940. This new translation and adaptation by Simo Muir and Lisa Peschel of the University of York, is performed by students from the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television.
The performance has been produced by the AHRC-funded project Performing the Jewish Archive.
A second show will take place on the same evening from 8.15pm until 9.15pm.
Admission: FREE tickets available online.