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    Antisemitism: a (((musical)))

    Tue 17 - Sat 28 Oct at 7pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
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    An outrageous show about a wandering Jew on British soil. A tale of old hate, new guilt, shifting privilege and unconscious BS. You’ll either love it — or you’re antisemitic ;)



    Content Notice
    Running Time 75 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    BSL Performance
    BSL Performance The performance on 24 Oct will be BSL interpreted by Sumayya Si-Tayeb.
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThis piece uses humour to tackle the contemporary British discourse around antisemitism and in doing so features bigoted and antisemitic language and imagery to shine a light on the negative impact of this discourse, as well as mentions of the Holocaust and Jewish genocide, and discussions of Israel and Palestine. It also contains a surreal kidnapping scene, the staging of which does not involve any violence. Please feel free to leave at any point if you are finding the content difficult. Suitable for 13+

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    Antisemitism is the story of an Israeli Jew’s first 24 hours on British soil. Arriving in pursuit of a calm life, our unsuspecting hero is thrown into a wild journey full of absurd characters — his bickering aunts in Finchley, a drunken lord and a couple of kidnappers who think they’ve captured Uri Geller for ransom. 

    Will he learn a deep lesson about identity, power and privilege? 
    Will he find the meaning of Jewishness? 
    Will he unpack the mysteries of British subtext and euphemism? 
    Will everyone just leave him alone? 

    Sure to get under everyone’s skin, Antisemitism tackles one of the most explosive topics in British politics through song and dance. A fast-paced political satire that uses Jewish humour and genre-bending music to produce a nuanced, fierce depiction of new-old hate from the perspective of the eternal outsider/insider: the wandering Jew.

    Antisemitism: a (((conversation))) Post show Q&A | Sat 21 Oct 8.30pm

    Join us to get between the brackets of Antisemitism: a (((musical))). In an open post-show conversation with the creative team behind this outrageous show, we'll talk about music, theatre, antisemitism, how we put them together and why. Come to hear more about the process of making the work, to ask questions, and to share your thoughts and experience.

    Credits

    • Writer and Composer: Uri Agnon
    • Director: Emma Jude Harris
    • Musical Director: David Merriman
    • Set and Costume Designer: Cory Shipp
    • Lighting Designer: Amy Daniels
    • Video Designer: Adam Lenson
    • Movement Consultant: Adi Gortler
    • Producer: Jessie Anand
    • Production Manager: Andreas Ayling
    • Sound Engineer: Becks Cleworth
    • Stage Manager: Zoë Mackinnon
    • Protagonist: Maya Kristal Tenenbaum
    • Narrator 1: Hannah Bristow
    • Narrator 2: Amy Parker
    • Keys 1: David Merriman
    • Keys 2: Oli George Rew
    • Tweet choir (pre-recorded): Peter Falconer
    • Voiceover (pre-recorded): Daniel Millar
    • Dramaturgical support by Emma Jude Harris
    • Initial dramaturgical and producing support by Chalk Dramaturgy
    • Supported by Arts Council England, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Hinrichsen Foundation, the Parkes Institute, and JW3.
    "A real discovery"
    The Guardian [on previous work by director Emma Jude Harris and Jessie Anand Productions]
    "Urgent, astute and persuasive"
    The Times [on previous work by Jessie Anand Productions]
    "An exceptional protest piece"
    Haaretz [on previous work by composer Uri Agnon]
    "A great beacon of hope for the future of opera"
    Miro Magazine [on previous work by director Emma Jude Harris and Jessie Anand Productions]

    "A great local theatre making a massive difference to the local community."

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson Camden Council