Thanks to popular demand, the hit production Bad Jews is heading back to the West End for a six week run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 8th February.
Following acclaimed runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, St James Theatre and The Arts Theatre, Joshua Harmon’s play looks at family and faith through the eyes of one Jewish family.
A beloved grandfather — and Holocaust survivor — has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.
The production is directed by Michael Longhurst, whose previous credits include Nick Payne’s Constellations at The Royal Court Theatre and New York and Adam Brace’s Stovepipe.
This newly announced return to the West End for the production will also see the return of Ilan Goodman reprising his role of Liam. New members of the cast will include: Ailsa Joy as Daphna, Antonia Kinlay as Melody and Jos Slovick as Jonah.
Here is what a few of the critics have had to say about the production:
The Evening Standard: “Joshua Harmon’s play uses sharp comedy to probe the sort of questions of identity that usually get treated with dry solemnity.”
The Telegraph: “Joshua Harmon’s scaldingly funny and penetrating comedy.”
The Guardian: “Michael Longhurst’s production also has the right claustrophobic intensity and is acted with suitable passion.”
The Financial Times: ” Michael Longhurst’s deft production responds with beautifully pitched performances.”
The Independent: “its big themes emerge thoughtfully, subtly; a soft rebuke to that glaring title.”
Bad Jews will appear at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 8th February to the 19th March. To book tickets visit: Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.