Melanie Wilson

Playing for Time

'Playing for Time' by Arthur Miller, is a stage adaptation of a film, based on the memoir by Fania Fénelon: Musical maestra. Celebrity singer. Star of the Paris cabaret. Jew.

Arrested by the Nazis and transported east to Auschwitz, Fania’s tragic fate seems sealed. But amidst the horrors of the death camp, there is one small glimmer of hope: an orchestra of women prisoners kept alive to make music for their Nazi captors. Can Fania sing for her survival? The stage adaptation is a life-affirming story of the survival of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror.

Melanie designed the sound for the production, which played at the Crucible in March 2015.

Creatives

Richard Beecham

Director

Ti Green

Designer

Richard Howell

Lighting Designer

Melanie Wilson

Sound Designer

Sam Kenyon

Composer, Arranger and Musical Director

Lucy Hind

Movement Director

Ruth Cooper-Brown

Fight Director

Rachel Cristi Bown-Williams

Fight Director

Ginny Schiller CDG

Casting Director