PREVIEW: A Time To Speak – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

A Time To Speak

Helen Lewis, dancer and choreographer needs little introduction to Ulster audiences.

After the publication of her memoir A Time to Speak, which has become a classic of Holocaust literature, she visited schools, clubs and organisations throughout the Province, sharing her remarkable story of courage and survival in the Nazi Concentration Camps.

2017-03-14 (26)Sam and Joan McCready enjoyed a close friendship with Helen, principally through the Lyric Theatre, where they worked together on many productions.

With the publication of her memoir, she had a number of requests to adapt the book for the stage. She turned them down. One day Sam asked her if he might adapt the book.

“Yes, on one condition.” she said. “Joan McCready must play the part.”

With this award-winning production, which is being performed to mark the centenary of Helen’s birth in Czechoslovakia, her wish has been realised.

Produced by Two-for-One Productions and adapted for the stage by Sam McCready, A Time To Speak is destined to be a moving experience for the audience.

A Time To Speak at Lyric Theatre, Belfast May 3-7. Book your tickets early at Lyric Theatre Belfast.