Created and performed by Tamara Micner. Premiering at artsdepot in October 2019.

Developed with support from Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Battersea Arts Centre, JW3, Camden People’s Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival for the Performing Arts.

We invite you to hear from a pair of Holocaust survivors and one of their descendants, over a delicious brunch. There will be the opportunity to reflect on their stories and on how, as the next generations, we can keep the memory alive. Or, which memories to keep alive. And whose memories. Hang on, why are we doing this? And why so much food?

How can we honour the histories we inherit whilst breaking free from them? Can the weight of inheritance be turned into a gift?

‘Holocaust Brunch’ uses comedy and beigels to explore whether we can heal from ancestral trauma. Bringing to life the true stories of two Holocaust survivors connected to Tamara, this solo show tears open an intergenerational wound, probing why we remember the Holocaust – and what it might look like to forget.

Photo credit: Sophie le Roux

Creative team

Writer & Performer | Tamara Micner

Projection artist | L. Roberts

Dramaturg | Rachel Mars

Outside eyes | Nick Cassenbaum, Alice Roots & Sarah Moore

Sound Designer | Dinah Mullen

Lighting Designer | Alex Fernandes

Set & Costume Designer | Lauren Dix

Producer & Production Manager | Becky Plotnek

Catch a glimpse of the show!


performed at camden people’s theatre, london, October 2018

film credit: Julia Gazdag

Audiences say:

‘I laughed. I cried. Suddenly, my trauma was sitting in front of me in the form of a beigel and it was the perfect picture of thousands of years of oppression, and the possibility of toasting to liberation.’

‘Inventive and engaging. Great sense of humour.’

‘A thoughtful, heartfelt and funny exploration of intergenerational trauma … A multifaceted dialogue between past and present.’

Upcoming performances

JW3, London, May 2019

Battersea Arts Centre, London, May 2019

artsdepot, London, October 2019 (premiere)

Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver, October 2019

More to be announced!

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