Lucy Hind: Playing For Time Press Night

Date - 18 March, 2015, All News Press Nights Television

Lucy Hind is Movement Director for Playing For Time by Arthur Mille at Sheffield Crucible which opens to the press this evening.

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?

Based upon Fania Fénelon’s autobiographical memoir, Arthur Miller’s masterful stage adaptation is a life-affirming story of the survival of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror.

Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, Sheffield Theatres brings this extraordinary story to life on the Crucible stage.

Overview

Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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