Ghetto – Performing Arts

The first show of the Drama Festival 2015, ‘Ghetto’, made a big impact on its audience. Set in the Vilnas district of Lithuania during the Second World War we saw a group of Jews trying to survive life in a Ghetto. In order to live they convinced the Nazi officers that they were musicians and performers. Through theatre they communicated their beliefs as politically as they could dare. At the end of the play Russia started to invade and the audience witnessed the start of a process called Liquidation. The performance captured the brutal history and told the bleak story with sincerity and maturity. The cast gave a heartfelt performance made all the more meaningful after travelling to Poland and visiting the places where this dreadful history was once reality.