A Manchester Girlhood revisited

Published: 26 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Pascal Theatre Company are staging a revival of Julia Pascal’s play A Manchester Girlhood, based on the lives of three Manchester Jewish women and their Romanian immigrant parents.

It opens at Blackpool Old Electric Theatre April 20, Manchester Jewish Museum April 23, followed by London dates at Burgh House May 17 and a run at JW3 May 21–23.

Pascal directs a cast including Lesley Lightfoot, Amanda Maud, Eoin O’Dubhghaill and Giselle Wolf. Based on Pascal’s own family roots, the show premièred in Manchester in 2019 and explores themes of family loyalty, identity, patriotism and what it means to be a woman.

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