Timekeepers - Back by popular demand!

The Timekeepers- Back by popular demand!

    Press Release


    For immediate release 


    by Dan Clancy




    12th  - 16th MARCH


    International play from Israel for limited season

    4 performances only  - in English and one in Hebrew on the 14th March


    Voted one of the Top 5 Theatre Shows in London by the British Theatre Guide


    starring Roy Horovitz (Hans)
    Pinhas Mittelman (Benjamin) and Michael Gamliel (Capo)

    Directed by Lee Gilat


    The Old Mutual Theatre on the Square is proud to present The Timekeepers again from Israel for a limited season, by arrangement with the Embassy of Israel and Tararam.


    The Timekeepers is a story of men in a concentration camp, who bond through lessons in watch repairing and a love for opera. It is a moving and intense piece of theatre that looks beyond the relationships between the main characters, to question isolation and understanding in communities. Billed by the British Theatre Guide as one of top five theatre shows in London, The Timekeepers has been touring to international festivals since 2004. The story that is told with quiet humanity and humour to illustrate an argument that the victims of the Nazi persecution during the holocaust were not without their own prejudices. The Timekeepers is a call for tolerance and understanding by reminding us that the Jews were not the only ones to suffer in the holocaust.


    In his 70 minute snapshot, Dan Clancy engagingly unravels a relationship between a camp gay German and his fellow prisoner, a straight Jew, and the guard in a concentration camp. The affair, both touching and life affirming, is delicately directed by Lee Gilat who elicits heartfelt performances from her cast in an intense piece of theatre that combines wit and poignancy with a remarkable skill.


    The Timekeepers sharpens the focus on a human story. Three men are confined by space and time. One rediscovers his humanity. The other subtly reveals the quietness beneath his flamboyant mask. The third whose power and authority are more fragile than they seem, provides support. Friendships of the deepest nature are developed amongst the most unlikely people in the most unlikely places – and in this play, between an outrageously camp and exuberant character and his relationship with his prisoner.


    The Timekeepers is genuinely funny and touching. It demonstrates how in a very unusual way, this internationally acclaimed production finds humour in the subject of the holocaust without trivializing it.  It has been described as a theatrical masterpiece that is tenderly told through a strong script, three talented actors and a skilled director. The play should leave audiences satisfied with the feeling that the time spent in the theatre was worthwhile - a challenging and provocative theatrical experience to remember.


    There will be four performances only 
    - Tues 12th, Wed 13th and Thurs 14th at 8.15pm 
    and on Sat 16th at 6pm

    On Thursday 14th March the show will be presented in Hebrew



    Bookings can be made through the theatre on tel. 011-883-8606 or Strictly Tickets tel. 082 553 5901 or online www.strictlytickets.com Enquire about group booking discounts and dinner/show packages. 
    Tickets are R120.


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    For further media info and interviews with the director and cast tel. 011 883-8606 
    (Daphne Kuhn or Mika Stefano)