"Superb… it is a tribute to performance, writing and production that the play is received in rapt silence underscored by stifled sobbing"
"This bleak and magnificent memory play should be required viewing"
The Daily Mail
"A fascinating piece of theatre… brave and exciting"
What's On Stage
"A powerful addition to the Holocaust canon"
The Arts Desk
"Enthralling... A timely and darkly beautiful piece of work"
"An epic galvanising drama"
Financial Times Review
Dmitry Glukhovsky - Writer
Maxim Didenko - Director
Galya Solodovnikova - Designer
Louis Lebee - Composer
Alex Musgrave - Lighting Designer
Julian Starr - Sound Designer
Alex Firth - Technical Maniger
Isabella Van Braeckel - Associate Set & Costume Designer
Oleg Mikhailov - Video Designer
Maria Zemlinskaya - Assistant Director
Helena Palmer CDG - Casting Director
Ekaterina Kashyntseva - Producer
Oliver King for Belka Productions - Producer
Wild Yak - General Management
Mark Senior - Production Photography
The White Factory
14 September - 4th November 2023
Spanning several decades, The White Factory explores the life of Yosef Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor from Łódź, haunted by his wartime experiences as he tries to build a new future in 1960’s Brooklyn.
This is the world premiere of a daring collaboration between Ukrainian, Russian and British creatives, led by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the bestselling Metro2033 franchise, and visionary theatre director Maxim Didenko – both of whom are political exiles and vehemently outspoken critics of the war against Ukraine.
This heart-wrenching drama of love, endurance, despair and hope follows one man’s journey from the Łódź ghetto of 1940s Poland to ‘sixties America, where the possibility of a new life is tested to the limit by the remnants of his past.
Produced by Oliver King and Ekaterina Kashyntseva for Belka Productions, and managed by Wild Yak.
Rachel Barry - Swing / Ensemble
Olivia Bernstone - Shoshe / Ensemble
Pearl Chanda - Rivka / Barbara
James Garnon - Koppe
Lewis Hart - Shloyme / Ensemble
Cameron Mccolm - Swing / Ensemble
Mark Quartley - Yosef
Adrian Schiller - Rumkowski / Old Ezekiel
Matthew Spencer - Lange / Mordkhe
Lucas Alermann - Volf
Paul-Hector Antoine - Hermann
Leo Franky - Volf
Aron Yacobi - Hermann