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Bad Jews – Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

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Writer: Josh Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Bill Avenell This is undoubtedly a clever play based around the old plot line of grieving, some more than others, relatives gathering after the funeral of a much-loved grandfather and squabbling over the disposition of the prized family heirloom. The twist in this case is that the family is Jewish and the heirloom ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Nottingham

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Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman Bad Jews premiered in New York in 2012, before transferring to Theatre Royal Bath in 2014 and then to the West End. It has since enjoyed runs at three London theatres and is currently touring the UK. The show hit headlines when complaints led to its posters being banned on ...

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Bad Jews – Salford, The Lowry

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Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Holly Sharp Grandpa’s dead and there’s a family gathering, but the family ain’t getting on so well. A funeral-based family feud might not be the most groundbreaking premise, but if anyone in the auditorium was fearing that Bad Jews would see them nodding off, they needn’t have fretted. Raised voices, scrapping, and a ...

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Bad Jews – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Joshua Harman Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Kris Hallett Having started its UK life at the Ustinov Studio before successive London transfers, Joshua Harman’sBad Jews has now returned to Bath as part of its national tour but this time having plonked its action onto the main stage. It’s another notch on the hugely successful producing arm of Bath’s Theatre Royal, ...

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Bad Jews – Arts Theatre, London

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Cultural diversity and preserving the traditions of the various elements of society is an important thing. But at the same time an ideal world would have people putting aside their differences and embracing inclusivity. Perhaps the two are not mutually exclusive but increased globalisation is both a way into recognising ...

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Bad Jews – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Claire Hayes A play set in the aftermath of a funeral promises heightened emotions, family discord and most likely a disputed inheritance. When the deceased is a Holocaust survivor and three of the four characters are his grandchildren, you can add the provocative potential of lacerating, darkly comic argument to the mix. Bad ...

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