Finborough Theatre


20 Oct 2015 - 14 Nov 2015

£16.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
4 reviews

2.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Oh, it’s a funny sensation, having money in your pocket, I can tell you… Money warms you. If you knew how warm and safe I feel. Like a new creature in a new skin.

Tille is the poor gravedigger’s daughter, with nothing in the world except a head full of dreams. Things look set to stay that way, until the day her brother returns from the graveyard with a pile of gold coins, and Tille is faced with a choice. She can hand in the money and go back to a life of drudgery, or she can use it to turn the world upside down.

As the village community disintegrates into chaos and descends on the cemetery in search of gold, Tille and her family must use all their wits to stay one step ahead of those who want their share of the treasure.  

A timeless fable that digs down into the depths of our folly and greed and, in the midst of the chaos, celebrates one woman’s ingenuity.  

UK Premiere of a new adaptation by Colin Chambers, from a translation by Ludwig Lewisohn.

A unique opportunity to see a classic of Yiddish theatre for the first time in the UK.


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“Greed and religion collide... Although the text could have done with a more rigorous polish, there's plenty here that shines. ”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Malin’s production steers an 18-strong cast around a tiny stage with great elan and makes inventive use of folk music. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“An intriguing and ambitious, if overly drawn-out, revival of a forgotten classic of Yiddish theatre. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“The writing is vigorous... Malin’s production is cluttered, coarse and erratically acted. ”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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