Helen's memoir A Time To Speak, published in 1992, was decribed as a tribute to the unquenchable human spirit of a most remarkable lady who endured the unendurable.
Joan McCready, who made such a deep impression with Ulster patrons when she played Lady Gregory in Coole Lady, brings her dep sensitivity and powerful emotional range to this extraordinary testimony.
A Time To Speak has been adapted and directed by Northern Ireland native, Sam McCready, internationally respected actor, director, and writer.
"The 2009 Belfast Festival's most poignant event was arguably Joan McCready's one-woman show, A Time To Speak, based on dancer Helen Lewis's remarkable Holocaust memoir" - Jan Coyle, Irish Times
The performance both moving and inspiring, is prersented by the Brum Henderson Trust in association with the Association of Ulster Drama Festivals whose Ulster Drama Festival commences the following night under the adjudication of Sam McCready.