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My Name is Rachel Corrie

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When you see injustice in the world, does it compel you to make a difference? It did for Rachel Corrie.

My Name Is Rachel Corrie is an award-winning one-woman verbatim-style script, constructed from the diary entries and letters of 23-year old American activist, Rachel Corrie. Rachel was a member of the International Solidarity Movement, which travelled to the Gaza Strip to help protect Palestinian homes from being destroyed by the Israeli Army. She was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in 2003.

The incident caused international scandal, and was further scrutinised through the media and courts. The play was jointly edited by actor Alan Rickman and journalist Katherine Viner, and was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2005. It has since been performed around the world to critical acclaim and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

We love this play because it lets loose the voice of a vibrant and intelligent young protagonist. But what made her act so dramatically on this desire - to leave a comfortable life to fight for the rights of strangers in a war zone? Was she running away from, or towards her responsibilities? Was she a hero, or simply naïve? As the play unfurls, Rachel's words reveal a thrilling and intimate story of a passionate female with a fire in her belly.

Creative Team:

Director - Alexandra Whitham

Performer - Phoebe Borwick

Production Design - Poppy Serano

Sound & Lighting Design - Anna Bennington

Costume Design - Joan James

Producer - Rebekah Dack


The funds from this campaign will go towards:

- Performance rights

- Venue costs

- Productions costs such as costume, set, props. 


10% profits from the play will be donated to Amnesty International

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