Confessions of a Rabbi’s Daughter- Preview

Published On January 8, 2014 | By Emily Snowden | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

The Marlborough Theatre
Saturday 8th February 2014

Both written and composed by Emily Rose Simons, ‘Confessions Of A Rabbi’s Daughter’ is a one-woman musical filled with funny and charming dialogue and lyrics.

The musical is the story of Rachel, an Orthodox Rabbi’s Daughter, realising her overpowering feelings for her best friend and flatmate, Sarah, in the run up to marrying Rabbi Menachem Stein, her father’s Rabbinical student.

The central character is then torn between the demands of her Orthodox Jewish upbringing and her heart. The musical’s themes challenge tradition versus modernity and stability versus excitement. The audience will wonder if Rachel will choose to follow her heart or her dreams, it’s a tough choice.

This fictionalised one-woman musical is both written and performed by noteworthy newcomer Emily Rose Simons. Emily Rose is a talented woman who is not only a singer-songwriter but also a comedienne and musical-theatre writer. Piano features strongly in the music and Emily Rose performs with a clear and melodic alto voice. Songs include “Jewish love song” and “Daddy sang Kiddush”.

Described by critics as ‘hilarious’ and ‘charming’ the show enjoyed a performance at the York New Musical Festival and a successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe last summer. It will go onto New York, Chicago and LA this Spring.

Catch a preview at: ‘Have A Word’ Tuesday 14th January, Latest Music Bar, Manchester Street, Brighton

You can listen to songs from the musical HERE.
Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets HERE.

About The Writer

Emily currently works in international development and has an interest in innovative and new projects that support development of the poorest communities all over the world. Emily has been a blogger and writer for Amnesty International, Time Out and The Leeds Guide. Originally from Yorkshire she has lived in London and all over the world and is currently happily living by the sea in Brighton.