Theatre Royal Bath Adds BAD JEWS to Summer Season; Performances Begin 31 July


The Theatre Royal Bath has announced an additional play in its 2014 Summer Season. Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS will run from 31st July - 30th August in the Ustinov Studio, with press night on Tuesday 12th August. This completes the season which begins in the main house on 18th June with Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, followed by KAFKA'S DICK by Alan Bennett, THERESE RAQUIN by Emile Zola, and concludes on 6th September with Noel Coward's HAY FEVER. The production's UK premiere will be directed by Michael Longhurst.

A beloved grandfather - and Holocaust survivor - has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who's just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?

A cramped Manhattan apartment becomes the setting for a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other's throats on the night after the funeral.

Director Michael Longhurst's previous productions include Nick Payne's Constellations at The Royal Court Theatre, Adam Brace's Stovepipe by promenade in association with the National Theatre. He is an Associate Director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and is also a recipient of the Jerwood Director's Award at the Young Vic (Dirty Butterfly) and a Fringe First (Guardians).

Playwright Joshua Harman's other work includes A Boy Named Alice, Love in the Time of Channukah, Princess Bubonic and Terese Raquin.

Press Night: Tuesday 12th August, 7pm

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