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94-96 North End Road,
NW11 7SX

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Know Before You Go: Sisters, Art, Zionism, and Of Course, A Goat



Julia Weiner and Deborah Freeman

11 February, 8.15-9.15pm

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The playwright Deborah Freeman whose new play ‘The Scapegoat’ will be presented at the London Jewish Museum on Sunday 17 February is in conversation with Julia Weiner. The inspiration for the play is ‘The Scapegoat’, painted by pre-Raphaelite artist and Christian Zionist, William Holman Hunt.

Julia and Deborah will discuss the themes, colours and development of the controversial play – referring to iconic paintings of Hunt, particularly The Scapegoat.

The play, set across the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries, uses Hunt’s life and ideas as a backdrop to an exploration of the conflicts of time, place and identity.

Originally commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, the play had a recent reading at Tate Britain.

Deborah Freeman’s writing credits include: The Song of Deborah (The Lowry Centre, Lion & Unicorn, Cockpit Theatre), Candlesticks (Studio Theatre RNCM, Manchester), Xanthippe (Brockley Jack) and radio plays. She has published poetry in Poetry Review and other journals, and stories in the magazine Stand.

Julia Weiner has been art critic for the Jewish Chronicle for 20 years. She has been involved with the LJCC for 17 years, first as a lecturer and now curating exhibitions. She is Professor of Art History at Regent’s College, London and also works part-time at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Click here to purchase tickets for Deborah Freeman's play ‘The Scapegoat’.