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Admissions- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director: Daniel Aukin Designer: Paul Willis Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Although the title of Joshua Harmon’s play is a single word it has a double meaning. Admissions refers to the process by which students gain entrance to educational establishments and also to the way characters in the play are compelled to admit to opinions they would rather conceal. The ...

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Admissions  –  Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Joshua Harmon Director:  Daniel Aukin Reviewer:  Richard Maguire This smart and talky new play by Joshua Harmon, who gave us Bad Jews, tackles racism within the high school and university admissions systems in America. Although the action takes places in leafy New Hampshire we have similar problems in the UK with Oxbridge accepting fewer black students than other less prestigious ...

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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 – 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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