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Closed March 19, 2016

Exhilaratingly abrasive...a terrific family comedy

Sunday Times

Why See Bad Jews?


This searingly funny comedy by Joshua Harmon returns to the West End for a strictly limited run this winter, following a highly successful 2015 engagement. This play premiered last year at Bath's Ustinov Studio to critical praise, and will be performed by members of the by Ilan Goodman, Aisla Jay, Antonia Kinlay and Jos Slovik.

What is it about?

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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Additional Information


Opening night: 8 February 2016


Suitable for ages 12+ due to content and language

Run time

One hour 40 minutes without an interval

And before you stop reading

Please note, images used are from the 2015 production of this show and do not reflect the current casting. Be sure to check back for updated photos soon!

Cast and Creative


Jenna Augen as Daphna
Gina Bramhill as Melody
Joe Coen as Jonah
Ilan Goodman as Liam


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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