title. one jewish boy

date. march-june 2020

theatre. trafalgar studios, west end

            curve theatre, leicester

            greenwich theatre

            live theatre, newcastle

            jw3

            traverse theatre, glasgow

A MESSED-UP BITTERSWEET TALE OF INHERITED TRAUMA, RAGING ANTI-SEMITISM, THE END OF YOUTH AND STAYING IN LOVE…

 And then he kicked me…
… told me Hitler was right….
… smacked me with the chain and called me a dirty fucking Jew.

ONE JEWISH BOY explores key moments over a nine-year relationship between a nice, Jewish boy from North London and the nice, not-so-Jewish woman he falls for. With the shadow of hatred festering at its core, the play is a bittersweet comedy fuelled by anti-Semitism. Told out of chronology, it focusses on those filthy, ugly words that were kicked into Jesse – asking if the fear of hatred, could be even worse than hate itself…

ONE JEWISH BOY opens at the Trafalgar Studios on 10 March 2020 before embarking on a national tour. A transfer from its sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Old Red Lion. The show was the theatre’s hit of 2018, selling out with the highest and fastest pre-sales in the theatre’s history.

Reviews and Coverage

Trafalgar Studios

Metro Op-Ed by Stephen Laughton

Attitude Magazine Op-Ed by Stephen Laughton

What's On Stage - Five Reasons to See One Jewish Boy

Theatre Weekly Interview with Stephen Laughton

JTA Interview with Stephen Laughton

This Week London Interview with Stephen Laughton

Jewish Renaissance: JR Outloud Podcast with Stephen Laughton

London Live TV Interview with Stephen Laughton

Boyz Magazine  Review: ★★★★★ A true attention grabber.

Time Out Review: ★★★★ Intense, powerful drama

What's On Stage Review: ★★★★ A cracking piece of theatre with fire in its belly

LondonTheatreOne Review: ★★★★ Powerful, moving, thrilling, funny, superbly acted – what more could one desire! Highly recommended!

The Upcoming Review: ★★★★  Successfully keeps the audience yearning for the fascinating unfolding relationship

Laughrodisiac Review: Incisive, upsetting, too relevant. (Laughrodisiac don't star rate)

London Theatre Direct Announcement

What's On Stage Announcement

Broadway World Announcement

Broadway Announcement

Old Red Lion

Full Cast & Crew

Jesse – Robert Neumark-Jones

Alex – Asha Reid

Director – Sarah Meadows

Producer – Ed Littlewood Productions

                Norel Productions

Associate Producer – Liv Edmunds

Designer – Georgia de Grey

Lighting Designer – Jack Weir

Composer – Benedict Taylor

Sound - Beth Duke

Stage Manager – Sarah Wallace

Assistant Director – Lauren Dickson

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