Travelling Light is back in the National Theatre after a brief stint touring around the UK. The play, written by Nicholas Wright, is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age.
Furthermore it features Irish actor, Damien Moloney who is taking London by storm! It would be great to have some Irish faces in the audience to show some support.
In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
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