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Treasure archive"Oh, it's a funny sensation, having money in your pocket, I can tell you... Money warms you. If you knew how warm and safe I feel. Like a new creature in a new skin." Tille is the poor gravedigger's daughter, with nothing in the world except a head full of dreams. Things look set to stay that way, until the day her brother returns from the graveyard with a pile of gold coins, and Tille is faced with a choice. She can hand in the money and go back to a life of drudgery, or she can use it to turn the world upside down. As the village community disintegrates into chaos and descends on the cemetery in search of gold, Tille and her family must use all their wits to stay one step ahead of those who want their share of the treasure. A timeless fable that digs down into the depths of our folly and greed and, in the midst of the chaos, celebrates one woman's ingenuity. Treasure, or Der Oytser, is a comic masterpiece of Yiddish theatre. Written in 1906 and first performed in 1912, it remained popular in the Yiddish repertoire until the 1940s: most notably, Max Reinhardt's production in Germany in 1919, an English-language version on Broadway in 1920, as well as a production staged in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943. UK Premiere


Olivia Bernstone, Alan Booty, Sergio Covino, Ella Cumber, Felicity Davidson, Paul Foulds, Richard Gibson, Michael Gilbert, Jessie Lilley, Fiz Marcus, David Palmstrom, James Pearse, Sid Sagar, Andrew Young, Omar Cham, Couper Horton, Joseph Lambrou, Deniz Ozer, Odiz Ozer, Amari Webb-Martin


Author: David Pinski
Presented by: Ashleigh Wheeler (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Adapted by: Colin Chambers
Translation: Ludwig Lewisohn
Director(s): Alice Malin, John Ross (movement direction)
Design: Rebecca Brower
Costume: Libby Todd
Lighting: Isobel Howe
Sound: Pete Malkin


Treasure (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02069899903. Details of all Treasure archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01589765248

Archive Listings

20 Oct 15
14 Nov 15
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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