Bad Jews at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets
Bad Jews at Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets

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About the show

Joshua Harmon’s critically acclaimed play about Jewish familial relations returned once again to London’s West End. After hugely successful runs at Ustinov Studio Bath, St James Theatre and a 2015 run at the Arts Theatre, Bad Jews returned for a run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. A grippingly brazen comedy, Bad Jews examined grief in all its ugly forms, focusing on how it can have a detrimental effect on families.

Directed by Michael Longhust (Constellations), Bad Jews follows two brothers Liam and Jonah and their forceful, evangelistic cousin Daphna in their fight to win a precious family heirloom. When Liam’s non-Jewish, all-American girlfriend Melody enters the poky Manhattan apartment, the true heir of the treasure is called into question, resulting into a riotously hilarious spat of arguments. A largely affecting comedy, Bad Jews also brought moments of touching poignancy, as the audience sees how grief is battled in different ways.

Ilan Goodman (The Imitation Game) reprised his role as the older, irritable Liam, opposite Antonia Kinlay (The Three Lions) as his ditzy girlfriend Melody. Ailsa Joy (TimePlays) played the devoted and over-bearing Daphna and Jos Slovick (Once) played the questionably quiet Jonah.

Harmon is an experienced writer, having produced plays such as Significant Other, A Boy Named Alice and the ever-popular Terese Raquin. Bad Jews was an interesting discussion on discovering how families deal with grief and what lengths they will go to in order to remember the deceased. Co-produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, Bad Jews made a welcome return to London’s West End.

Recommended for

Bad Jews is only suitable for ages 14 and up due to explicit language. Fans of dark comedies will enjoy this clever play that addresses a lot of relevant questions.

Age Recommendations: 14+ due to strong language

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Opened: 08 Feb 2016
Press night: 16 Feb 2016
Booking from: 19 Mar 2016
Booking until: 19 Mar 2016

Location and map

Theatre Royal Haymarket
London, SW1Y 4HT

6 Reviews Add review

Flare Path is an emotional rollercoaster of a show, incredible company performance And a moving story told in what seems like real... More

SophCG 5'9", 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

KiwiCm 165cm, 90 reviews, 2 helpful votes

priyamistry 5”4’, 8 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It was okay. Not quite as hilarious as I was expecting, but there were some very funny moments. It's 1-45 straight through which is... More

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 92 reviews, 6 helpful votes

lilyhime 160cm, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show tells the story of 3 grandchildren and their heritage after their grandfather passes away. Religion and heritage and the importance... More

clarateddy 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes