Paula Vogel’s Indecent receives its European premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Rebecca Taichman.
Accompanied by a small, live klezmer band, it’s a deeply moving play inspired by a shocking kiss between two females in the 1920s, where quick decisions impact futures.
Indecent is booking until 9 May 2020 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London.
What’s the Story?
Indecent is based on the events taking place during a performance of Sholem Asch’s 1923 Broadway play The God of Vengeance. As a 1920s cast risked their livelihoods to perform in this controversial play, Indecent explores the impact of the two women sharing a kiss on a Broadway stage nearly 100 years after the event.
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel?
Who’s in it? Indecent Cast
The cast features Cory English, Beverley Klein, Finbar Lynch, Molly Osborne, Peter Polycarpou, Alexandra Silber and Joseph Timms.
Musicians: Anna Lowenstein, Josh Middleton and Merlin Shepherd.
Written by Paula Vogel with direction by Rebecca Taichman, choreography by David Dorfman, set design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, US sound design by Matt Hubbs, UK sound design by Jonathan Everett, projection design Tal Yarden, music by Lisa Gutkin & Aaron Halva, music supervision by Lisa Gutkin and music direction by Merlin Shepherd.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no interval
No matinees on 14th, 15th, 22nd & 29th March.
Theatre InformationMenier Chocolate Factory
Address: 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Underground: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 343, 381, 521
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