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Performance

VenuePalace Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From30th March 2003
To30th March 2003
When19:30
PricesFrom £9.00. To £36.00.
What is currently on at Palace Theatre (V404)

Esther, For Such A Time As This

Esther, For Such A Time As ThisT01754029593
During the reign of King Xerxes, the Jews were in exile in the land of Babylon, now ruled by the Medo-Persians. Esther, a beautiful Jewish maiden, was an orphan and had been brought up by her cousin Mordecai who worked in the household of the King. When Vashti was dismissed as the Queen, King Xerxes chose Esther on account of her beauty, unaware of her Jewish origins. Haman the Agagite elicited the King's favour saying that the Jews, who were scattered throughout the land, were a pernicious race. Xerxes conferred power and authority upon Haman to have the Jews killed. It was left to Esther to respond to her destiny and find a way to save her people. The Jews still commemorate their deliverance from death, each year, at the festival of Purim, on the 14th and 15th of Adar (February, March)
Music Paul Knight
Lyrics Paul Knight


Archive :: production:T01754029593, musical:S0704360642, venue:V404

Production details

King Xerxes' search, Mordecai's boldness, Haman's evil plan, and Esther's great courage. A wonderful story and now a wonderful new stage adaptation featuring a West End cast supported by the All Souls Orchestra.

Company

Producer Joe Silmon
Producer Pheuma Arts
Adapted by Peter Hutchinson
Director Peter Hutchinson
Performer Brenda-Jane Newhouse (Esther)
Performer Michael Rouse (King Xerxes)
Performer Lindsey Danvers (Queen Vashti)
Performer Stuart Pendred (Haman)
Performer John Griffiths (Mordecai)
Performer Lloyd Notice (Hegai)
Performer Kate Tydman (Zeresh)
Performer Lizzie Deane (Hannah)

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