Jews. In Their Own Words. (London)
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Jews. In Their Own Words. (London)

Jews. In Their Own Words. (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Ratings)
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Profound, Important, Resonant, Absorbing, Flat

About the Show

Jonathan Freedland's verbatim piece interrogating antisemitism in Britain.

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69 Reviews | 8 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Thought-provoking, Powerful, Absorbing

See it if you care about all people, stand against anti-semitism, want to consider anti-semitism now and across history, care about UK society

Don't see it if you want more of a play - the set-up is more of skits and discussions, as well as shared experience monologues

120 Reviews | 14 Followers
Flat, Provocative, Important

See it if No ifs. It's an important play to see for anyone who wants to understand how much antisemitism there is around and how it affects people.

Don't see it if all you're not open to learning something new and are just going to moan that you had to spend the evening hearing about problems Jews face. Read more

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
September 29th, 2022

"It’s salutary to watch, but I kept wondering who the show is for...Jews and philosemites will already know the substance if not the letter of everything it describes."
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Time Out London
September 30th, 2022

"It’s a worthy play, entertaining, angering, heartfelt, well-performed and far less partisan than one might have thought from its initial billing. "
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The Guardian (UK)
September 28th, 2022

"This feels like a play that is being given a rare chance to air its urgent and desperately important issues, making it feverish to cover all the ground in the time it has been afforded."
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The Times (UK)
September 28th, 2022

"The production has its rough edges all the same."
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London Theatre
September 29th, 2022

"You exit the playhouse shaken by a reminder of the hatred that continues as ever to do harm alongside the nagging feeling that this play itself may act as a salve to the Court’s collective conscious while wondering what effect it will have on society at large."
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The Stage (UK)
September 30th, 2022

"Though the play feels unfocused in places, Freedland’s text is undoubtedly ambitious...It doesn’t always hang together, yet it still represents an important opportunity for meaningful engagement."
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September 29th, 2022

" 'Jews. In Their Own Words' will get a whole lot more people talking."
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The Arts Desk
September 29th, 2022

"If you accept the documentary verbatim style, and don’t mind the lack of any real drama, this is an intelligently crafted and committed piece of political theatre that tackles an issue too often swept under the carpet."
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