My Name is Rachel Corrie (4 stars)

  • 8 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Exasperated by the apathy in coffee table politics, Rachel Corrie journeyed to Palestine to make a stand against the world’s fourth most powerful military and their oppression of a predominantly unarmed people.

Resonating with hope, her journals and emails that provide the basis for the script brim with the naive idealism of youth; she can make a difference, she just needs to be there.

Alan Rickman directs Josephine Taylor in an impassioned performance conveying strong political conviction, while resisting the urge to use the stage as a soapbox. A sensitive Royal Court production that acts as a detailed and diligent examination of one of the many innocent lives pointlessly snuffed out by war. (Eddie Thornton)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until Aug 28 (not 14, 21), 5.50pm, £12.50-£13.50 (£11-£12)

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