Rose Lewenstein’s play Now This Is Not The End is a family-history drama that explores the meaning of legacy, identity and our sense of belonging, through the eyes of three generations of women. It was first performed at the Arcola Theatre, London, on 3 June 2015.
The play is set in London and Berlin. Eva lived in Berlin as a child before being dispatched to safety in the UK after the arrest of her Jewish father. Now Rosie, Eva's granddaughter, has come to live in Berlin to study German, while Eva herself begins to decline with dementia. As Rosie looks to the future, the secrets of her family’s past begin to unravel.
The premiere production was directed by Katie Lewis and designed by Holly Pigott. It was performed by Jasmine Blackborow (as Rosie), Daniel Donskoy, Brigit Forsyth, Wendy Nottingham, AndrewWhipp and Bernard Lloyd.