Young actors tackle holocaust story
Cat and Mouse at The Belgrade
A NEW play featuring 56 young people from across Coventry will be premiered at the city’s Belgrade Theatre.

Inspired by holocaust testimonies Cat and Mouse tells the tale of mice being hunted by cats in a Warsaw Attic in 1939.

Using minimal props - some boxes, sticks, two suitcases, masks and puppets - the production explores the lives of young people caught up in the genocide.

The play has been written and directed by Julia Smith who has been working with children and teenagers from eight Coventry schools.

She was commissioned to produce the 75-minute play as part of Holocaust Memorial Day programme of events.

Much of the inspiration came from Children of the Flames – a book telling the story of children used in concentration camp medical experiments.

The production runs between January 24 and February 14.

Tickets cost between £5 and £7.

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