Last Chance to see Damien Molony in National Theatre Production Travelling Light

Travelling Light

Writer: Nicholas Wright

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Set Design: Bob Crowley

Costume: Vicki Mortimer

Venue: Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London, Great Britain


Maurice Montgomery – Paul Jesson

Tsippa, Moti’s aunt – Sue Kelvin

Moti Mendl – Damien Molony

Jacob Bindel, a timber merchant – Antony Sher

Ida, Jacob’s wife – Abigail McKern

Aron, Jacob’s son – Jonathan Woolf

Itzak, Jacob’s son-in-law – Karl Theobald

Anna Mazowiecka – Lauren O’Neil

Josef, foreman at the sawmill – Colin Haigh

Hezzie, a workman – Darren Swift

Mo, a workman – Mark Extance

Rivka, Jacob’s daugher – Alexis Zegerman

Nate Dershowitz – Damien Molony

Little Boy – Nell McCann


Ensemble – Tom Peters, Jill Stanford, Geoffrey Towers, Kate Webster

Actors on film

Teacher – Tom Keller

Rabbi – Harry Dickman

Young woman – Julia Korning

Dying man – Michael Grinter

Reb Gershon – Jack Chissick

Reb Korovitz – Jeffry Kaplow

Doctor – Philip COx

Wife – Norma Atallah

Servant – Jill Stanford

Young servant/Granddaughter – Elsie Mortimer

Yeshiva Boys – Tom Allwinton, Roy Baron, Pablo Carciofa, Daniel Kramer, Henry Markham-Hare, Pip Pearce.


The final run of Nicholas Wright play ‘Travelling Light’ is underway at The National Theatre. A humourous and poignant homage to the beginnings of silent cinema and the Jewish immigrants who could be described as the inventors of Hollywood, Wright’s script comes at a time when silent film and the origins of the movieverse are being celebrated in the contemporary film world, Martin Scorcese’s ‘Hugo’, Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight In Paris’ and Hazanavicius’ ‘The Artist’ – which swept up endless accolades at the awards ceremonies – all harken back to the early days of cinema and all were critically acclaimed. The Nicholas Hytner directed National Theatre production beautifully and warmly tells the story of the grand scale historical happening of the birth of cinema through the lives of a Jewish family living in Eastern Europe, through the retrospective projections of main character Motl Mendl (Damien Molony), the set turned at times into a silent movie theatre.

Also starring Sir Antony Sher, time is running out to see Damien in Travelling Light, book your tickets now!



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