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Other spaces: The Finborough
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From20th October 2015
Opened22nd October 2015
To14th November 2015
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun Mats 15:00. Sat Mats 15:00 (from Oct 31)
What is currently on at Finborough (V199)


"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.
Author David Pinski

Archive :: production:T02069899903, play:S01589765248, venue:V199

Production details

UK Premiere


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Presented byAshleigh Wheeler (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Adapted by Colin Chambers
Translation Ludwig Lewisohn
Director Alice Malin
Design Rebecca Brower
Costume Libby Todd
Lighting Isobel Howe
Sound Pete Malkin
Director John Ross (movement direction)
Performer Olivia Bernstone
Performer Alan Booty
Performer Sergio Covino
Performer Ella Cumber
Performer Felicity Davidson
Performer Paul Foulds
Performer Richard Gibson
Performer Michael Gilbert
Performer Jessie Lilley
Performer Fiz Marcus
Performer David Palmstrom
Performer James Pearse
Performer Sid Sagar
Performer Andrew Young
Performer Omar Cham
Performer Couper Horton
Performer Joseph Lambrou
Performer Deniz Ozer
Performer Odiz Ozer
Performer Amari Webb-Martin
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