Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced an additional six-week run of Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews at London’s Arts Theatre. The critically-acclaimed production, which was due to finish its limited season at the Arts on 30 May, will now continue until 11 July 2015, following sell-out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath and St James Theatre, London.
A beloved grandfather – and Holocaust survivor – has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight? A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.
The original Bath and St James cast retain their roles; Jenna Augen plays the role of Daphna, Gina Bramhill plays Melody, Joe Coen plays Jonah and Ilan Goodman plays Liam.
The Bad Jews extension fills in the gap left in the Arts Theatre’s summer programme created by this week’s cancellation of Beautiful Thing, which had been due to return to the Arts Theatre from 3 June to 11 July 2015.