Checkpoint Chana

Checkpoint Chana

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“We have to make sure we make the right choices. If we do, we're ok and you'll have a career, be someone who is employable and commissionable. Get it wrong and it's like all over.”

Overview

Originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Checkpoint Chana.

Poet Bev Hemmings is in the eye of a storm after she publishes a poem that the world seems to believe is anti-Semitic. She’s convinced she’s innocent, but everyone else – including her PA, Tamsin – wants her to apologise. A press interview is planned to begin her public rehabilitation, but Bev’s dying father, erratic behaviour and tendency to drink make her public contrition a complex process. 
Checkpoint Chana examines the point where pro-Palestinian criticism of the government of Israel and anti-Semitism blur.

Critic reviews

Flawed but thoughtful character study exploring sensitive political territory

The Stage

Thoughtful writing, a beautifully detailed set and some powerful performances.

The Spy In The Stalls

A thoughtful character study.

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Sun 4 Mar - Tue 20 Mar, 7.30pm & 2pm

Venue

118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED London, UK · Get Directions
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