The Salisbury Playhouse is holding a special performance of Playing for Time, Arthur Miller’s play about the women’s orchestra in Auschwitz, in aid of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust on Saturday (12 November 2005). The show is adapted from the memoirs of Fania Fenelon, a French, part-Jewish cabaret singer who was taken prisoner during World War II, played in this production by double Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding (See News, 1 Sep 2005). The event will begin at 7.00pm with a champagne reception. Guests will then see a performance of the play and the evening will conclude with the opportunity to meet the cast and enjoy a drink in the theatre bar after the show. Tickets are priced at £30 and proceeds from the event will be equally donated to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Salisbury Playhouse’s Capital Campaign. Actress and Capital Campaign patron Joanna David, who is currently starring in BBC1’s new adaptation of Bleak House, said: “I am very excited about this event, I am an enormous fan of Arthur Miller’s work and for Salisbury Playhouse to be staging the UK première of such a powerful and historically important play is a real turning point for regional theatre.”