Playwright Julia Pascal dramatises a Mossad honeytrap

21st October 2011 Comments·

in Feminism, London Fringe, Playwrights



The director and playwright explains to Aleks Sierz the politics and psychology behind her new play, Honeytrap (New Diorama), which tells the story of a Swedish-born mother who decides to work for Mossad, helping to avenge the killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Recorded: 21 October 2011.

The play explores the cycle of revenge. As the Chinese proverb says, ‘If you want revenge, you’d better dig two graves. Your own and the other person’s.’

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ruth posner October 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm

As someone who has for many years worked with Julia I have to say that she is a challenging intelligent and most stimulating woman playwright with an original voice always worth listening to.
She is political, but never didactic she does not preach but is able to create theatre which can be thought provoking as well as entertaining.
Honeypot is her latest play which has all of the above ingredients !


Andrew Wyman October 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I thought the play was absolutely brilliant and so did my two companions.
Well written.
Thought provoking.
Dynamic direction and superb acting.
This play deserves every success and should be widely seen.
Many thanks,
A. Wyman


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