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"I've trained them well. For a perfect world. How will they survive this one?"

This London premiere of the critically acclaimed award-winning Royal Exchange Theatre production brings together a new cast to tell the universal story of Dr Janusz Korczak, one of the 20th century's unsung heroes. This is family theatre at its most moving.

In the light of continued national debate about child protection and the Jewish Museum's recent exhibition "Champion of the Child: Janusz Korczak", Dr Korczak's legacy remains as relevant as ever. His writings became the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Based on true events, award-winning David Greig's tender drama recounts the last days of Dr Korczak. As the systematic emptying of the Ghetto gathers pace during the summer of 1942, one man finds his pacifist principles pushed to the limit, not only by the Nazi regime, but by the arrival of Adzio, a young boy who believes in fighting back.

A children's author, child therapist and founder of the Jewish Orphanage in Warsaw's Ghetto, Dr Korczak created a radical environment for the young people in his care: a democratic utopia where children had rights and were treated as equals.

Winner: Manchester Evening News Award for Best Studio Production 2008

4 stars The Guardian
4 stars The Sunday Times

Written by David Grieg
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Miriam Nabarro
Cast: Philp Rham, Craig Vye, Amaka Okafor
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