ACTRESS Rebecca Foster returns to her home area when she takes on the pivotal role of the elderly Krystina Ruben in a powerful new Holocaust drama.
After living and working in London for the last two years the 24-year-old professional actor from Heckmondwike has headed back north to focus on her role in The Interview and to help out director Jayson Bartlett behind the scenes.
Rebecca, who attended St John Fisher Catholic High School in Dewsbury, graduated from Huddersfield University with a degree in Drama and English and was tutored by Sir Patrick Stewart.
She then attended the London School of Dramatic Art and has appeared in several plays and a film in the capital.
She said: “Although I’ve been living in London, my family have always kept me in the community loop by sending down local papers and articles.
“When I read Jayson’s project I jumped at the chance to audition.”
Playing the 85-year-old character will be a major test for Rebecca.
“I am very lucky as there are so many other professionals from both TV and theatre working on the play – we are all supporting each other.”
“I knew I had to be a part of the play. It is very educational and holds such an important message for us – I feel the bigger it becomes the better.
“We have already had fantastic feedback from the Holocaust centre in Nottingham and a number of renowned theatres.
“I have no doubts that it is going to be a huge success, both in and out of Dewsbury.”
“The play has certainly made me look back in time and realise how history is being repeated.
“I just hope that the rest of the community come and watch The Interview, so they can remember how and why so many innocent people suffered and how crazy the world can become – and is becoming again.”
The production premieres on Friday March 29 at Dewsbury Town Hall. It runs until April 3. Tickets are £20 (£11 concessions).