Due to popular demand, Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Kenny Wax and Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions are delighted to announce the return of Joshua Harmon’s BAD JEWS to the West End, at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. The critically-acclaimed production will run from 8 February until 19 March 2016, following sell-out runs at Ustinov Studio, Bath, St James Theatre and the Arts 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 cast features Ilan Goodman reprising his role of Liam and new cast members, Ailsa Joy as Daphna, Antonia Kinlay as Melody and Jos Slovick as Jonah.
Ilan Goodman’s theatre credits include Intimate Apparel (Theatre Royal Bath/The Park Theatre London), Shiver (Watford Palace Theatre), Paper Dolls (Tricycle Theatre), Red Light Winter (Theatre Royal Bath), Tartuffe (ETT), Chicken Soup With Barley (Royal Court); Danton’s Death (National Theatre), Six Degrees Of Separation (Old Vic), Breaking The Silence and All Quiet On The Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse), Little Wolf’s Book of Badness (Hampstead Theatre), Dorian Gray (Leicester Sq Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (New Wolsey Ipswich), and Border (Old Vic). Feature films include ‘The Imitation Game’, ‘A Long Way Down’, ‘Diana’, ‘That Woman’, ‘The Echelon Conspiracy’ and television includes ‘Call the Midwife’, ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ and ‘Lost Cosmonauts’ and ‘Broadside’.
Ailsa Joy trained at RADA. Her theatre credits include: TimePlays (Hampton Court Palace), Berenice (The Space), The Wind in the Willows (Polka Theatre), Fast Track, Cake, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Peer Gynt (The North Wall), Much Ado about Nothing, The Arabian Nights, Pride and Prejudice (Drill Hall), The Crucible (Oxford Playhouse), The Siren’s Call, Mira Mira (Watermill Theatre), Seeing Things (Shakespeare Week).
Antonia Kinlay trained at RADA. Her theatre credits include Lady Anna: All at Sea (The Park Theatre); The Three Lions (St James Theatre & tour); A History of Falling Things (New Vic Theatre); Arms and the Man (Theatre Clwyd); Mr Whatnot (Northampton Royal Theatre); As You Like It (Theatre Clwyd); When did you last see my Mother? (Trafalgar Studios); Carrot (Theatre 503); Moliere (National Theatre Studio / Finborough); The Eternal Not (National Theatre); Arden of Faversham (The Globe).
Jos Slovick’s theatre credits include The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre), Once -The Musical (Dublin and West End), Lost in Yonkers (Watford Palace), The Secret Garden (Edinburgh Festival Theatre), The Human Comedy (The Young Vic & Watford Palace Theatre), Love Story (Chichester Festival), Spring Awakening (West End & Lyric Hammersmith) and Stiles & Drewe’s Soho Cinders. His film credits include ‘The Addicted’ and ‘Les Miserables’.
Director Michael Longhurst’s previous productions include Nick Payne’s Constellations at The Royal Court Theatre and New York and Adam Brace’s Stovepipe. He is an Associate Director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and is also a recipient of the Jerwood Director’s Award at the Young Vic (Dirty Butterfly) and a Fringe First (Guardians).
Playwright Joshua Harmon’s other work includes Significant Other, A Boy Named Alice, Love in the Time of Channukah, Princess Bubonic and Terese Raquin.