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Stories from the Violins of Hope, a  new stage play, brings to life the powerful true stories of violins played during the Holocaust in ghettos, forests and concentration camps…and tells the story of the extraordinary Israeli violin maker who overcame his own family’s losses to repair and give voice to these stringed survivors.

For decades, violins hung silently in the rafters of the workshop he inherited from his father. Some had been rescued from musicians who could not bear to play German instruments, some came from survivors who arrived in Israel after the war with little more than their violins. Every violin came with a story. But his father had refused to speak of the Holocaust and the violin maker recoiled at touching instruments whose bodies bore its scars. His dilemma? Should he honor his father’s wish that they not be played? Or must he honor the musicians whose voices had been lost, but whose instruments could live on, spreading a sound of hope?

Masterfully interwoven with music, this is the World Premiere of a live adaptation of the acclaimed film seen at the United Nations and by audiences world-wide, celebrating remarkable stories of human resilience and the struggle to restore beauty to the world.

DATES: 31 May to 18 June

Event Dates & Times (runtime 90 mins)

  • Wednesday, 31 May 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 1 June 11am & 7.30pm
  • Friday, 2 June 11am
  • Saturday, 3 June 7.30pm
  • Sunday, 4 June 2pm & 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, 6 June 11am & 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, 7 June 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 8 June 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 10 June 7.30pm
  • Sunday, 11 June 2pm & 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, 13 June 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, 14 June 7.30pm
  • Thursday, 15 June 11am & 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 17 June 7.30pm
  • Sunday, 18 June 2pm & 7.30pm

WHERE: Bondi Pavillion Theatre, Bondi

TICKETS: Full $75 | Seniors $70 | Concessions & under 30 $65 Adult group 20 plus $58

Student $40 Preview $60

School Groups  $20 School performance available weekdays – 11.00am, 2.00pm, 7.30pm

+ 2 x complimentary teacher tickets

For schools and group bookings contact: Val Davis valmark@bigpond.net.au \ 0414 838 184