First Performance 22/01/2024
Closing 03/02/2024
Running Time 1h20, no interval

Winter 1943, somewhere in war-torn Eastern Europe: a poor woodcutter’s wife finds a little bundle thrown in the snow from a moving goods train. It contains something for which she has always yearned, but…

Jean-Claude Grumberg’s best-selling French language novella, The Most Precious Of Goods, is story-telling at its most profound and has been translated into 20 languages.

Told with a fairy tale-like lyricism, this gripping story of love and hope, set against the terrible backdrop of the Holocaust, reminds us that humanity can be found in the most inhumane of places.

Allan Corduner (National Theatre The Motive and the Cue and films: Tár, Topsy-Turvy) stars in this one-man tour de force, with a live score played by acclaimed cellist Gemma Rosefield, design by Carly Brownbridge, projected photography by Judy Goldhill and lighting by Matt Eagland.

The Most Precious Of Goods is translated from the original French by Nicolas Kent who also directs this British premiere production.

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