The Royal Court theatre has announced casting for their forthcoming new show Jews. In Their Own Words.
Debbie Chazen, Louisa Clein, Steve Furst, Rachel-Leah Hosker, Alex Waldmann and Hemi Yeroham will all star in Jews. In Their Own Words., written by journalist Jonathan Freedland from an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman.
The show will be co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Audrey Sheffield and run at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 19 September to Saturday 22 October 2022.
Billed as a “theatrical inquiry conducted through words, song… and a dose of English irony”, the show’s design is by Georgia de Grey, with lighting by Rory Beaton, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, video design by Reuben Cohen and movement direction by Adi Gortler, and the dramaturg is Tommo Fowler.
Jonathan Freedland has used verbatim interviews to expose the roots and damning legacy of antisemitism in Britain – found in the places where you’d least expect it. 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.