Bad Jews

by Joshua Harmon


St James Theatre (Jan – Feb 2015)

Arts Theatre (March – July 2015)

UK Tour (Sep – Nov 2015)

Theatre Royal Haymarket (Feb – Mar 2016)

UK Tour (Mar – May 2016)


A beloved grandfather 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 quarrel about family, faith and legacy as the contenders set at each other’s throats on the night after the funeral.

Original Cast: Jenna Augen, Gina Bramhill, Joe Coen, Ilan Goodman

Touring Cast: Ailsa Joy, Daniel Boyd, Antonia Kinlay, Jos Slovick

Director – Michael Longhurst

Designer – Richard Kent

Lighting – Richard Howell

Sound – Adrienne Quartly


★★★★ ‘Exhilaratingly abrasive…A terrific family comedy’ Sunday Times


★★★★ ‘Ferociously clever…a visceral thrill’ Evening Standard


★★★★ ‘Hilariously, exquisitely edgy’ The Times


★★★★ ‘Scaldingly funny’ Daily Telegraph


★★★★ ‘Vivid, raw, brilliant.’Financial Times


★★★★ ‘Exquisitely hilarious’ The Independent


★★★★ ‘Pacy, funny and frequently provocative’ Daily Mail


★★★★ ‘A riotous evening’ Time Out