Killing Faith is the second World Premiere in the first ever Eastbourne Season – an exciting seven-week programme of diverse theatre for all at the Devonshire Park Theatre.
It is written by Gail Louw from Hove who completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Writing at the University of Sussex.
This is the first time she has ever had one of her plays performed on a professional stage.
It is a brilliant play beautifully written and what is unusual about Killing Faith it gives the audience the opportunity to laugh and to cry – something which is not usually found in a new dramatic work.
It is a four-hander set in October 1973 in Kiryat Shemona, the most northern town of Israel, near the border with the Lebanon.
It does have a very strong Jewish content but is very easy to understand if you do not know anything about the Jewish faith.
Frances Cuka is superb as Aunt Gertude, whose flat the play is set in.
Newcomer Oliver Gilbert, who plays her 17-year-old nephew Billy gives a moving performance and another newcomer Julie Rogers, an American living with her Jewish father next door to Gertrude is obviously a star in the making. Completing the cast is RSC actor Christopher Saul, Billy’s irascible father and Gail could not have had a better cast for her debut
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