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Dr Korczak's Example
By David Greig

Sixteen year old Adzio is stealing to survive. Invited to escape the streets by Dr Korczak, Adzio must learn to live harmoniously with the other 200 children cared for in the orphanage, where he’s safe for now.

But Dr Korczak is nervous despite his influence in the ghetto. Rumours are spreading about people being moved out of the city on trains and not coming back.

Tempers and temperatures are rising, food is scarce. Everyone wants to survive.

Timed to premiere just before Holocaust Memorial Day, experience the powerful and enduring true story of Dr Janusz Korczak, a Polish educator and children’s author who championed the rights of young people, believing every child has the right to freedom, respect and love.



Set & Costume Designer

Movement Director

Assistant Director

James Brining

Rose Revitt 

Rachel Wise

Sameena Hussain




Dr Korczak 

Danny Sykes

Gemma Barnett

Rob Pickavance

Leeds Playhouse | 2020

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“ a much-needed reminder that, no matter how dark things become, hope always remains”

The Stage

“ a haunting piece of theatre”

Entertainment Focus

“ profoundly moving”

What’s On Stage

“ you will not see a more poignant piece of theatre this year”

North West End

“ a deeply affecting piece which leaves a lasting effect”

Yorkshire Post

“ a most powerful piece of theatre”

Northern Soul

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