Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle Of An Assassination
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Filmmaker Amos Gitai returns to The Coronet Theatre with Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, a live performance based on his 2015 film Rabin, the Last Day, an investigation into the assassination in 1995 of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, after a demonstration for peace and against violence in Tel-Aviv. The assassination cast a cold and brutal light on a dark and terrifying world—a world that made murder possible, which suddenly became apparent to a traumatised public.
Written by Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme, and drawn from the memories of Leah Rabin, the Prime Minister’s widow, the production is a fable performed by an exceptional cast of singers, actors and musicians including Natalie Dessay, Irène Jacob and featuring the English Voices choir.
Four voices are brought together to create a recitative, “halfway between lament and lullaby,” to travel back through history and explore the incredible violence with which the nationalist forces fought the peace project, tearing Israel apart.
Bruno Maurice (accordion)
Alexey Kochetkov (violin)
Louis Sclavis (clarinets)
THE ENGLISH VOICES CHOIR
Rebecca Lea, Hilary Cronin
Lucy Goddard, Ruth Kiang
David de Winter, James Robinson
Rob Macdonald, Chris Webb
Concept, Films and Direction
Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme
Assistant to Director
Talia de Vries
Production & Video
PRODUCTION THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE – PARIS
With the support of the Institut français du Royaume-Uni