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Bad Jews

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July 14 - September 25, 2022

Exhilaratingly abrasive...a terrific family comedy

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10th anniversary production

Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews celebrates its 10th anniversary with a brand new run at the Arts Theatre this summer. Originally debuting on Broadway in 2012, the play enjoyed two West End runs, entertaining rapturous reviews from critics and audiences alike. 

What is the story?

The night after a beloved grandfather's funeral, four young Manhattanites launch a brutal yet hilariously funny battle for a precious heirloom, in the family row to end all rows. Daphna is fiercely devout and believes she should receive it. But she faces competition with her wealthy cousin Liam, who wishes to use it for the benefit of himself and his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody. His brother Jonah however, couldn't care less about the damn thing, however, he gets dragged into the fray despite his best attempts at staying out of it. As Melody faces the ire of Daphna for not being Jewish and thus not eligible to receive the heirloom, the three cousins turn on each other. But who is most worthy of this item? What is the religious significance behind it? As the night wears on, tempers wear thin and it starts to look like nobody is deserving of the prize.

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Dates

Opening night: 14 July 2022

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+ due to content and language

Run time

One hour 40 minutes without an interval

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You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Creative

Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Produced by Danny Moar and Simon Friend for Theatre Royal Bath & St James Theatre Productions
Lighting Design by Richard Howell
Sound Design by Adrienne Quartly

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