Award-winning actor Henry Goodman has played many leading roles in films, theatre and television. His many awards for appearance at National Theatre & RSC ,West End & Broadway have always been intertwined with his teaching at Guildhall, RADA , BADA, and The Actors centre. He is recording the title role in Arnold Wesker’s play Shylock that goes out in March on BBC Radio 3. He edited the reading of Children of the Ghetto and is planning to do more and more directing.
Two evenings of song, anecdotes and glamour, celebrating the songs, shows and lives of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Henry Goodman, Issy Van Randwyck and Clive Rowe presented two performances of song, anecdotes and glamour celebrating the musical theatre of Rodgers and Hammerstein. With musical direction by Michael Haslam and script by Stewart Permutt.
Clive Rowe, Issy Van Randwyck and Henry Goodman dazzle in The Genius of Gershwin
In our specially commissioned two-act tribute to George and Ira Gershwin, we celebrate the wit and melodies of the brothers from Brooklyn who created some of the most memorable songs ever written. With performers Henry Goodman, Issy van Randwyck and Clive Rowe; musical direction and arrangements by Michael Haslam and script by Stewart Permutt – join us for an unforgettable evening of dazzling songs and the scintillating stories behind them.
With whom have we not spent heart-warming hours there, looking out from the terrace over the beautiful and peaceful landscape, without suspecting that exactly opposite, on the mountain of Berchtesgaden, a man sat who would one day destroy it all? —Stefan Zweig, Die Welt von Gestern
From the urban decadence of Yiddish theatre to the timeless world of the shtetl, Henry Goodman and Beverley Klein gave voice to the prose, poetry and drama of a century of Jewish Poland interspersed with new musical arrangements from Lemez Lovaz. They took us into an irrecoverable world, invoking deep pathos and great humour from writers including I.B. Singer, Y.L. Peretz, Bruno Shultz, Ida Fink, and Janusz Korczak, all the way through to second-generation writers from the Jewish Polish diaspora conjuring up the strongly felt presence and sense of loss.
Victoria Glendinning spoke to Anne Sebba about Leonard Woolf, exploring his career as a writer, novelist and political thinker, his devotion to his wife Virginia and his complicated relationship with his Jewishness. Henry Goodman read passages from Woolf’s fiction and non fiction, some of it unpublished today.
Children of the Ghetto is Israel Zangwill’s epic tale of Jewish life in London, published in1892, describing both the poverty of the East End and the wealthy lives of the established Jews in the West End. Zangwill drew on his experiences of growing up in Whitechapel to paint a detailed and understanding picture of the lives of the immigrants. Children of theGhetto is both a landmark work of modern Jewish fiction as well as an essential late Victorian text.
Jewish Book Week was proud to present the first major public reading of this powerful work of fiction by Kressman Taylor. Described as "the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction," the book was a sensation when it was first published in the US on the eve of the Holocaust.