Jews. In Their Own Words

Jews. In Their Own Words Tickets

Royal Court Theatre, London
Booking to 22 October 2022
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About Jews. In Their Own Words

The Royal Court theatre presents exciting new play Jews. In Their Own Words.

Journalist Jonathan Freedland has created a searing and incisive new 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.

A theatrical inquiry conducted through words, song…and a dose of English irony, Jews. In Their Own Words runs at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 19 September to Saturday 22 October 2022.

What is Jews. In Their Own Words about?

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.

Who is in the cast of Jews. In Their Own Words?

Debbie Chazen, Louisa Clein, Steve Furst, Rachel-Leah Hosker, Alex Waldmann and Hemi Yeroham star in Jews. In Their Own Words.

Who are the creators of Jews. In Their Own Words?

The play is written by Guardian journalist Jonathan Freedland, from an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman.

The show is co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Audrey Sheffield, with designby Georgia de Grey, lighting by Rory Beaton, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham, video design by Reuben Cohen, movement direction by Adi Gortler, and the dramaturg is Tommo Fowler.

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Reviews of Jews. In Their Own Words

"Undoubtedly ambitious" - The Stage
"Hats off to the Royal Court" - Telegraph
"Powerfully explores the roots and persistence of antisemitism" - Arts Desk
"A triumphant riff on antisemitism" - Jewish Chronicle
"Bold theatricality" - Guardian

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 22 October 2022
Running time
1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

Important Notes

No performances on Mon 26 Sep and Tue 4 Oct.
This show contains flashing lights, haze, sudden loud noise and strong language.

Venue Information

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
Nearest Tube or Train: Sloane Square (Circle Line, District Line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 319, C1, N19, N22, 137, 452

Ticket Information

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News about Jews. In Their Own Words

West End play Photograph 51  to get screen remake
Playwright Anna Ziegler, who premiered her award-winning play Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward starring Nicole Kidman, is to adapt the play for the screen. The rights for Photograph 51 have been picked up for a TV or movie remake by film producer Ben Cosgrove and bestselling author Josh Foer, who have recently founded a new independent TV and film production company called Leviathan Productions, which will focus on creating premium film and TV content based on Jewish stories. The play ran at the Noel Coward in 2015, directed by Michael Grandage. Photograph 51 tells the story of Rosalind Franklin, the Jewish scientist who discovered the structure of DNA, only to see credit for her discovery taken by Watson and Crick. There's no news on casting or timing for Photograph 51. Ben Cosgrove told Deadline (see link below) that, "Jewish stories have incredible resonance because they explore ideas that are universally identifiable. Everyone knows what it feels like to be the underdog, the outsider, or the immigrant. Jewish stories tackle these ideas with humor and drama, and people around the world see themselves in our stories. Also, shows like Fauda, Shtisel, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Spy, Unorthodox, and Tehran have proven that premium Jewish-centric content is also good business.” A number of shows are currently running in the West End that tell Jewish stories, including comedy Bad Jews, playing at the Arts Theatre until 25 September, and Jews. In Their Own Words at the Royal Court, written by journalist Jonathan Freedland from an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Book tickets to Bad Jews at the Arts Theatre Book tickets to Jews. In Their Own Words at the Royal Court

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