Tonight at Brighton Theatre Royal sees the first of seven performances of Joshua Harman’s hilarious and edgy stage comedy, Bad Jews.
Bad Jews scooped rave reviews when it premiered in Bath last summer; indeed, the play transferred to London’s St James’ Theatre where it became the best-selling play in the theatre’s history. The 2015 national tour began with a return to Bath Theatre Royal earlier in October, and now this much celebrated comedy arrives in Brighton, where theatre bosses are hopeful for a bumper turn-out.
Bad Jews revolves around the passing away of a family’s beloved grandfather who leaves behind a treasured, religious heirloom. Almost immediately after the death, the family begin in-fighting over who deserves to inherit the ‘chai’ – a Hebrew symbol meaning ‘living’ which the old man hid under his tongue when he was imprisoned by the Nazis. The action and dialogue are energetic, almost bordering on frenetic. The family seemingly pick up and carry the audience along with their bickering and hostility.
Despite the play’s obvious ethnic subject matter, Bad Jews holds universal appeal and is sure to have audiences in hysterics all week.
Of course, if you’re thinking of heading out to catch Bad Jews this week, why not start your evening off with delicious pre-show dining at nearby Pinocchio Italian restaurant? With a generous 10% off the bill for all Theatre Royal customers, Pinocchio is the perfect place to relax and unwind before taking in a show. Our 2-course specials start at just £8.95pp with lots of choices, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Reservations are not always necessary at Pinocchio, but can be made using our online booking form, or by calling the restaurant directly on (01273) 677676.