My Name is Rachel Corrie

Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie
Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner
Adelaide Fringe Festival 2010, fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne 2010

Photos by Lauren Smeaton

Starring – Hannah Norris
Winner: 2009/2010 Adelaide Theatre Guide ‘Curtain Call’ award for Best Female Performance – Professional
Nominated: 2010 Victorian Green Room award for Best Female Performer – Independent Theatre
Nominated: 2010 Adelaide Critics Circle Individual Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Director – Daniel Clarke
Designer – Cassandra Backler
Sound and Lighting Designer – Ben Flett
Video Artist – Annemarie Kohn

REVIEWS – Melbourne

The Age
“provocative and profoundly moving… Hannah Norris’s superb performance weaves a potent, sensitive portrait of its subject, balancing self-deprecating humour, moral intensity and horror.” ****1/2 Cameron Woodhead

The Herald Sun
“Hannah Norris captures our attention (and our hearts) the moment we walk into the space with a performance that’s closer to being than mere acting.” Chris Boyd

Sometimes Melbourne
“Hannah Norris (who was wonderful in Justin Hamilton’s Goodbye Ruby Tuesday) is Rachel. No more needs to be said… a remarkably honest performance.” Anne-Marie Peard

Stage Whispers
“sincere and surprising one-woman performance. Hannah Norris gets into the skin of the character of Rachel Corrie… Right away it is obvious that Ms Norris’s skill and commitment will be adequate for the ninety-minute journey.” Suzanne Sandow

Theatre People
“She truly captured the essence, vitality, courage and warm humanity of her subject… Hannah held the audience in the palm of her hand… She was engaging, endearing and, like her namesake, inspired you to want to make your part of the world a more beautiful place too.” Colin Morley
Rachel Corrie – Theatre People review

REVIEWS – Adelaide

The Independent Weekly
“I was already struck dumb, too beguiled by the stunning performance at the core of this gem – the deeply placed talents of Hannah Norris; her ability to keep Rachel alive, on stage and on our backs.” Rob de Kok
Rachel Corrie – Independent Weekly review

The Australian
“dramatically startling… Hannah Norris gives a splendid account of an idealistic young woman” Murray Bramwell Rachel Corrie – The Australian review

theatre notes
“Hannah Norris gives a passionate and accurately observed performance of Corrie.” Alison Croggon

Stage Whispers
“Hannah Norris is brilliant” Daniel G.Taylor

The Advertiser
“Hannah Norris is superbly cast… Norris keeps the audience spellbound, delivering with supreme focus the huge script” ***** Samela Harris

Glam Adelaide
“It is Hannah Norris who lifts Corrie’s words off of the page and fills them with emotion and carefully wrought expression in a captivating and thoroughly convincing performance… Norris is wonderful as Corrie… This is a sterling performance.” Barry Lenny–-fringe/

PRESS – Melbourne

An idealistic life remembered – The Age, 30 October 2010

My name is Rachel Corrie – Melbourne City News, October 2010

My Name is Rachel Corrie – ArtsHub, 20 October 2010

Activist’s last days explored – Bayside Leader, 19 October 2010
Rachel Corrie – Bayside Leader press