Booking to 22 October 2022
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.
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
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
No performances on Mon 26 Sep and Tue 4 Oct.
This show contains flashing lights, haze, sudden loud noise and strong language.
Venue InformationRoyal 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