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JEW…ish returns to the King's Head Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DUE to popular demand, JEW…ish is returning to the King’s Head Theatre. Written by Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon and directed by Kennedy Bloomer and Toby Hampton, it runs from April 14 to May 2, 2020.

JEW…ish is a romcom revolving around the tempestuous and obstacle-ridden relationship of Max, who is Jewish, and TJ, who isn’t.

Continuing their situationship is not as easy as when they were part of the university’s Polyamory Society. And with two millennia of inherited trauma on top of two decades of millennial stereotypes, maybe there’s too much of a cultural divide?

Even couples counselling doesn’t seem to help untangle them from this complex co-dependency. But they do really love each other (occasionally). As they struggle with their careers in the arts, with Max’s overbearing family, and with each other, the two ‘frenemies’ try to navigate their differences and unwillingly make a go of it.

JEW…ish is the millennial romcom that no one asked for, striking a resounding chord with audiences and posing the one question that should never be answered: is it ever okay to get back with your ex?

Co-writer Poppy Damon said: “Saul and I started writing together because we make each other laugh. Part autobiography about Saul’s experience growing up Left wing and Jewish. Part autobiography about me being a hippy wannabe artist. It’s an exaggerated reflection of the best and worst of ourselves and our friends – the truth is it’s not that exaggerated. This is a rom-com inspired by every shit relationship we’ve ever had.”

JEW…ish is performed by Edie Newman as TJ and Saul Boyer as Max.

Presented by Unleash the Llama and Zoe Weldon, JEW…ish is designed by Georgia Cusworth, with lighting by Chris McDonnell and sound by Tris Rothschild.

JEW…ish is suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: £10 – £25. To book, call the box office on 020 7226 8561 or visit www.kingsheadtheatre.com/.

Times: Tuesday to Sunday at 7pm, Sunday and Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Also at the King’s Head Theatre: Charles Court Opera’s new take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe (March 12 to April 11, 2020).