This Royal Exchange Theatre Production is presented by Tangram Theatre Company

Summer 1942. Warsaw Ghetto. Dr Janusz Korczak, founder of the Jewish orphanage, finds his pacifist principles pushed to the limit, not only by the Nazi regime, but by the arrival of Adzio, a spirited boy who believes in fighting back.

“I’ve trained them well. For a perfect world. How will they survive this one?”

Renowned playwright David Greig imaginatively recounts the true story of one of the 20th century’s unsung heroes.



Written by David Greig
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Miriam Nabarro
Amaka Okafor, Philip Rham, Craig Vye

Winner Manchester Evening News Award for Best Studio Production 2008  

“Challenging, inventive and intelligent theatre” The Guardian **** (four stars)

“A true story, tragic and moving” The Sunday Times **** (four stars)


Image: Hana and George Brady