One Jewish Boy
Enjoy Stephen Laughton’s fascinating and insightful play about how the world is gradually shifting towards racism and antisemitism as history seems to be repeating itself again.
Why You Should Watch One Jewish Boy
The play does not adhere to a linear timeline, choosing instead to tell the story of a North London Jewish boy named Jesse in disjointed scenes. Jesse falls in love with a mixed-race girl from Peckham named Alex. Using neon writing and lightboxes to signal shifts in time, the play spans over a period of 15 years. Jesse grows increasingly paranoid about racism and antisemitism as he witnesses horrifying hate crimes across the globe, and this begins to adversely affect his relationship with Alex. The play is a deep dive into how culture, racial tensions, and fear continues to define our lives.
Jewish Boy disguises itself as a romantic comedy in its critical exploration of increasing radicalism in numerous countries. Playwright Stephen Laughton has won several accolades including the 2019 JB Priestley Award for Young Writers of Promise and the Grierson Film Award. After a sell-out presentation at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre, One Jewish Boy is now headed to London’s Trafalgar Studios.
Stephen Laughton Fans | Lovers of Social Dramas | Adult Audiences | Comedy Lovers
“Tenderly performed” – The Stage
“.. intelligent and fearless writing” – Jewish News
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Assistive Hearing System
The Trafalgar Studios 2 has a seating capacity of 380 in Studio 1 and 100 in Studio 2
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly
Strict Cancellation Policy
The tickets cannot be canceled or refunded.
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