Heritage Arts Site-Specific Performance

22 September 2019

Novo Cemetery

on the campus of Queen Mary University of London 


Pascal Theatre Company is staging One Lost Stone, a devised performance project as part of Discovering and Documenting England’s Lost Jews. Focusing on the experience of Sephardi Jews, this event is inspired by cultural, visual and architectural resources; historical information and personal narratives about Sephardi Jewish history.

Participants will enjoy a guided, educational tour in the grounds of Queen Mary University of London and Novo Cemetery to reveal aspects of this fascinating, buried history. The experience will be an engagement with a partly concealed legacy, offering encounters with some flamboyant characters and others who found a way of survival as secret immigrants. 

We will be performing the tour several times over one day. 

We are looking for volunteers of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and ethnicities to engage and participate.

Do you want to perform? Be a steward? Help out with the costumes or props? Gain experience in researching or script writing? Do you have stories or experience you could contribute? Is history your passion? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

One Lost Stone will be created through a series of workshops and rehearsals in London. Participants do not need to attend every workshop rehearsal but must be available for the performance date on 22 September 2019.

Workshop dates:

  • 15 and 16 June 2019, London. Venue and times tbc
  • 5 Day Intensive Workshop: Sat 24 – Wed 28 August 2019, London. Venue and times tbc
  • Production week: 15 – 21 September 2019, London. Venue and times tbc 

Cost:  Workshops are free

Performance and Installation Event: 22 September 2019, Novo Cemetery, Queen Mary University of London

To enrol in the workshops, or volunteer for other production roles, please email volunteer@lostjews.org.uk or register your interest on our Get Involved page. You can also subscribe to our mailing list to receive new opportunities.


One Lost Stone

Produced by Julia Pascal & Susannah Kraft Levene
Event Director: Thomas Kampe
Assistant Director: Matthew Emeny
Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

We will also be working with Bath Spa University’s School of Music and Performance, The Creative Corporealities Research Group, and the Centre for History and Heritage Research to stage the event.