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The White Factory

14 Sep

4 Nov

The White Factory


To be announced

Paul-Hector Antoine

Lucas Allermann

Olivia Bernstone

Pearl Chanda

Leo Franky

James Garnon

Lewis Hart

Mark Quartley

Adrian Schiller

Matthew Spencer

Aron Yacobi

Rachel Barry

Cameron McColm



Dmitry Glukhovsky


Maxim Didenko


Galya Solodovnikova


Louis Lebee


Alex Musgrave

Lighting Designer

Julian Starr

Sound Designer

Isabella Van Braeckel

Associate Set & Costume Designer

Oleg Mikhailov

Video Designer

Maria Zemlinskaya

Assistant Director

Helena Palmer CDG

Casting Director

Ekaterina Kashyntseva & Oliver King for Belka Productions


Wild Yak

General Management


“Superb… it is a tribute to performance, writing and production that the play is received in rapt silence underscored by stifled sobbing”

The Guardian


“This bleak and magnificent memory play should be required viewing”

“Perfectly staged and played… a cruel, moral, brilliant and necessary play for all times”

The Daily Mail


“A fascinating piece of theatre… brave and exciting”

What’s on Stage


“A powerful addition to the Holocaust canon”

Jewish Chronicle


“Extraordinary” “Powerful”

The Arts Desk


“Enthralling... A timely and darkly beautiful piece of work”

Reviews Hub


"An epic galvanising drama"

Financial Times Review


Time Out

Spanning several decades, The White Factory explores the life of Yosef Kaufman, a Holocaust survivor from Lodz, haunted by his wartime experiences as he tries to build a new future in 1960’s Brooklyn.

This is the world premiere of a daring collaboration between Ukrainian, Russian and British creatives, led by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the bestselling Metro2033 franchise, and visionary theatre director Maxim Didenko – both of whom are political exiles and vehemently outspoken critics of the war against Ukraine.


This heart-wrenching drama of love, endurance, despair and hope follows one man’s journey from the Lodz ghetto of 1940s Poland to ‘sixties America, where the possibility of a new life is tested to the limit by the remnants of his past.

Mon-Sat shows: 7.15 pm/ Wed and Sat Matinee: 2pm

Running Time: approximately 2h30 (20 minutes interval included)

Suitable for 8+. Babies and children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the auditorium.

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Q&A session:

19th September: Rabbi Joel Levy

5th October: Dr Samantha Mitschke (PHD in English Language Theatre about the Holocaust)

In this stimulating and thought-provoking talk, Dr Samantha Mitschke takes us through an overview of Holocaust theatre history. From performances staged in the camps and ghettos of Nazi-occupied Europe to adaptations of diaries and memoirs, from hidden children to postwar trials, and from one-person shows to musicals, Samantha looks at how theatre seeks to tell the human stories of the genocide, why they are needed today, and the difficult questions that actors and audiences face.

18th October: Q&A with Dr Agnes Kaposi

We are privileged to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Agnes Kaposi following our matinee performance on the 18th of October. Born in Hungary in 1932, Dr. Kaposi's incredible journey includes surviving the Holocaust while laboring as a child in Austrian agricultural and armament camps. In the United Kingdom, she achieved great heights as an engineer, eventually becoming the third woman to be elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Please join us for this important interview immediately after our performance, scheduled from 4:30 to 5:15.

25th October: Q&A with the Cast and Crew

Access performance:

31st October: Captioned performance

Access seats are available to book online.

Wheelchair Accessible Spaces

For each performance there is one wheelchair accessible space located in K5 with the companion seat K4.Please note that this is not on an aisle, if you wish to transfer it would be best to book one of the access and companion tickets. You can book here.

Access and Companion Tickets

There are pre assigned access and companion seats located on the aisles on each side of the auditorium. These offer completely level access from the street. There is a gentle slope to the auditorium but no steps. You can book here.