As part of her ongoing post-show talk series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs a special post-show discussion at the West End transfer of Stephen Laughton’s One Jewish Boy, written as an urgent response to rising anti-semitism. Got any questions?
Jesse is paranoid and he’s frightened and it’s messing up his relationship, his job, his child and his life… Bittersweet comedy One Jewish Boy focusses squarely on the inheritances that haunt us. Asking if the fear of hatred could be worse than hate itself…?
With anti-Semitism and racism rife in political parties and hate-crime at unprecedented levels, award-winning writer Stephen Laughton explores one young family’s struggle against fear, prejudice and identity.
Laughton wrote One Jewish Boy as an urgent response to overt anti-Semitism. Highlighting the problem, when the play premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2018 it attracted newspaper headlines for a wave of anti-semitic backlash it received online and off.
The production stars One Jewish Boy stars Asha Reid and Robert Neumark-Jones, directed by Sarah Meadows. It’s a Greenwich Theatre and Scene Change Productions co-production, supported by Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Producers.
Following the 7.45pm performance of One Jewish Boy on Saturday 14 March 2020, I’ll chair a post-show discussion with writer Stephen Laughton and special guest, Rabbi Miriam Berger. The evening also includes a prayer, free drink and mingling with cast, writer, director and producers. Join us!