A Promised Land (3 stars)

This article is from 2009.

A Promised Land

Thought provoking by virtue of its subject matter (post-Holocaust Europe, the early days of the Israel-Palestine conflict), this play is weighty and worthy. Despite much originality and skilful performances from Corinne Harris as two very different women, though, the piece succumbs occasionally to the all-too-treacherous pitfalls of wartime drama: clichéd dialogue and trite sentimentality in the rare moments of joy and understanding amid the horror and mistrust.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 556 9579, until 29 Aug, 7.30pm, £7.50 (£5).

Promised Land

  • 3 stars

Post-Holocaust, Britain continues its war against Jewish insurgents in Palestine.Rivka Feldman, Holocaust survivor, friend to Jane Haining, Scottish missionary murdered in Auschwitz, enters Scotland illegally. With a gun. Tense psychological drama by Raymond Raszkowski Ross.

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