Jews. In Their Own Words.

Written by Jonathan Freedland, from an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman

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Tue 20 Sep - Sat 22 Oct 2022

A social worker. A doctor. A politician. An ex-politician. A refugee. A novelist. A decorator. A journalist. A Talmudist. An actress. A student. A researcher. Different lives, but all marked by the same enduring prejudice.

Journalist Jonathan Freedland has created a searing and incisive play, using verbatim interviews to expose the roots and damning legacy of antisemitism in Britain – found in the places where you’d least expect it.

Co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Audrey Sheffield.

Jews. In Their Own Words. – a theatrical inquiry conducted through words, song…and a dose of English irony.

Written by Jonathan Freedland.
From an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman.
Co-created by Vicky Featherstone, Tracy-Ann Oberman & Audrey Sheffield.

Post-show Talk Wed 12 Oct

A Q&A with writer Jonathan Freedland. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

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'Confidently confrontational, enthralling and thought-provoking... just how vital it is that as many people as possible see it cannot be understated'

Liam O'Dell Read full review

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'An illuminating, unsettling study of prejudice'

Kate Kellaway, The Observer Read full review

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'Packs a hugely powerful punch'

John Nathan, The Jewish Chronicle Read full review

'The show is vibrant and peppered with humour. But it’s also eloquent, incisive and emotionally powerful'

Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

‘Playful...with bold theatricality, songs and wry jokes’

Arifa Akbar, The Guardian

'Represents an important opportunity for meaningful engagement’

David Fargnoli, The Stage

'An intelligently crafted and committed piece of political theatre that tackles an issue too often swept under the carpet’

Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk

'Utterly spellbinding...a vital piece of theatre'

Daz Gale, All That Dazzles

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm (except 28 Sep, 7pm)

Thu & Sat matinees: 2.30pm (from 24 Sept)

No performances on Mon 26 Sep and Tue 4 Oct.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, with no interval and limited re-entry.

This show contains flashing lights, haze, sudden loud noise and strong language.

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Captioned: Wed 5 & Wed 12 Oct at 7.30pm, Thu 20 Oct at 2.30pm

BSL-Interpreted: Wed 19 Oct at 7:30pm  

Audio Described: Sat 22 Oct at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm) 

Audio-described pre-show notes for Jews. In Their Own Words. by VocalEyes

Relaxed: Sat 15 Oct at 2.30pm

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