Bad Jews (West End)
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Bad Jews (West End)
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Bad Jews (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

79%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
11%
Negative
8%
Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

About the Show

A comedy where a gathering among Jewish relatives sparks debate about familial ties and faith.

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Member Reviews (36)

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512 Reviews | 79 Followers
98
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like shows about dysfunctional families.This is funny and clever and has something to say.A death in the family can bring out the worst!

Don't see it if you don't like seeing people behaving badly.This is an honest look at the craziness that can happen when there is a death in a family.

117 Reviews | 9 Followers
75
Dizzying, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like a comedic play with some great moments.

Don't see it if You don't like shouting, lots in this play.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
69
Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a short fast paced comedy that will give you plenty of, sometimes unexpected, reasons to laugh.

Don't see it if you’re put off by a brand of humour that often simply boils down to a shouting match between the characters.

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
77
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like intence and funny family dramas

Don't see it if You don't like lots of shouting in theatre

44 Reviews | 2 Followers
80
Clever

See it if you want a clever play about a confused family

Don't see it if you don't like plays about family dysfunction

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
83
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Funny, Clever

See it if Great play, with small cast really absorbing

Don't see it if Not long enough

26 Reviews | 1 Follower
57
Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if as the title states, Bad Jews, lots of injokes that the audience appreciated and found funny, works for it's target audy

Don't see it if I didn't understand alot of the injokes, found the American accents hard to hear and also understand

20 Reviews | 1 Follower
77
Confusing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Shouty

See it if You like plays of ideas with long speeches, aha ian exchanges and shouty acting. Addresses relevant ideas of cultural and racial identity.

Don't see it if You need to be on th ball. Only got a vital Plot point on a dark stage because I had read the script.

Critic Reviews (4)

The London Evening Standard
July 27th, 2022

"This revival by Jon Pashley - takes the play’s many peaks of hysterical emotion and brutal wit like a series of ski jumps. It’s a superior example of a particular New York genre for which there is no British equivalent, and a welcome addition to the London mix."
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The Times (UK)
July 26th, 2022

"Harmon’s script is anything but subtle. All that’s left is dull stereotypes engaged in an interminable bout of mud wrestling. To add to the general air of unreality, we’re expected to believe that characters disappear to the bathroom for minutes on end while their reputation is trashed."
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London Theatre
July 27th, 2022

"Bad Jews covers the waterfront when it comes to tethering one’s faith to the mast and the lengths to which people will go when ancestry is invoked, and self-identity, too."
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The Stage (UK)
July 27th, 2022

"Impressively, despite innumerable changes to the cultural landscape since the play was first performed, it doesn’t feel all that dated. ... This is a vigorous and multifaceted work."
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