MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
YOUNG VIC, LONDON 2017
March 2003. The Gaza Strip. 23 year old Rachel Corrie stands between a Palestinian house and an armoured bulldozer.
Meet the heroine behind the headlines. This play captures the idealism, the blazing eloquence, the sardonic wit in Rachel’s vivid diary entries.
Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017, directs this stirring, troubling account of an extraordinary young woman’s overwhelming commitment to her cause.
"Powerful, thought-provoking, deeply moving" The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ "Erin Doherty emerges as one of the year's great discoveries with a stunning performance" The Guardian
★★★★ "Sophie Thomas’ striking yet economical set achieves a real visual punch with the barest materials, the performance taking place on an empty expanse of plywood panels stained from blood-clot red to diffuse sunset pink. A ragged monolith looms over it all, serving both as a handy surface for Doherty to staple sheaves of paper upon, and as an instantly recognisable stand-in for the border wall enclosing Gaza." The Stage
★★★★ "Where the Royal Court production sat Megan Dodds' Corrie on a mound of rubble, and the text itself took us back into her cluttered teenage bedroom, Sophie Thomas's design is an abstraction of both. A wooden stage seeped in red paint, it suggests both pink sunsets and pooling blood. Out of it sticks a slab of floorboards, 15 foot tall, that's both a bedroom wall, stapled with sketches, and Gaza's concrete slabs. Sometimes it's a headstone, sometimes the World Trade Centre, and sometimes the bulldozer barring Corrie's way. The image is of an individual dwarfed by world events, but nonetheless capable of sizing up to them. That's the charge that sticks as you exit – however you see the world, whatever you stand for, what are you doing about it?" Whats On Stage
Cast and Creatives
Direction: Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017
Design: Sophie Thomas
Light: Joe Price
Sound: Kieran Lucas
With: Erin Doherty