Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Sara grew up reform in a Jewish suburb of Chicago before emigrating to the UK in 2012 and marrying her Mancunian atheist husband. The marital ‘bliss’ that resulted was the fodder for For Worse, her 5* debut hour and subsequent sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Her stunning new comedy show examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends and two of her twelve enemies.

As heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBC Radio 4. ‘Destined for major stardom …simply unmissable’ (Times) ‘An excellent line in cynicism about sex, life and friendship.’ (Evening Standard) ‘Filthy and fearless.' **** (Telegraph) ***** Broadway Baby ***** Funny Women ***** Wee Review ***** Skinny

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Add to Calendar 11/12/2019 19:00:00 11/12/2019 19:00:00 Sara Barron: Enemies Closer 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Sara grew up reform in a Jewish suburb of Chicago before emigrating to the UK in 2012 and marrying her Mancunian atheist husband. The marital ‘bliss’ that resulted was the fodder for For Worse, her 5* debut hour and subsequent sell-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. Her stunning new comedy show examines kindness, meanness, ex-boyfriends, current husbands, all four of her remaining friends and two of her twelve enemies. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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The Legacy of Jack Rosenthal: Maureen Lipman and Amy Rosenthal in Conversation

**This event is open for member bookings now, and will open to the public on 1 August**

Playwright and screenwriter Jack Rosenthal, CBE made a significant contribution to the cannon of British-Jewish 20th century theatre, television and film, contributing to Coronation Street and That Was The Week That Was and creating Pardon the Expression, The Dustbinmen, The Lovers and Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill, among many others. He won three BATFAs for Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Evacuees and Spend, Spend, Spend and co-wrote Yentl with Barbara Streisand.

We bring together two of the funniest and finest figures in entertainment: Maureen Lipman (Educating Rita, The Pianist), actor, writer and living legend of the stage and screen and Amy Rosenthal (Fear of Cherry Blossom  Jerusalem Syndrome), award-winning playwright. Join us as they discuss their shared love of Rosenthal’s work and its enduring legacy in British film and television.

Maureen Lipman is a BAFTA-nominated star of stage, television and film. She is best known for her roles in The Pianist and Educating Rita. She has a recurring role on Coronation Street and has appeared on Dr Who, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, The Vicar of Dibley and Plebs. Most recently, her stage show Maureen Lipman is ‘Up for It’ was at the Edinburgh Festival and the Southbank Centre in 2018. She was married to filmmaker Jack Rosenthal from 1973 until his death in 2004.

Amy Rosenthal is the daughter of screenwriter Jack Rosenthal and Maureen Lipman. She won the Sunday Times Drama Award with her debut play Henna Night in 1999 and  was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2008 for her play On the Rocks. She has written such plays as Jerusalem Syndrome, Daring Pairings and The Tailor Made Man.  Rosenthal has written for BBC Radio and teaches playwriting at Arvon and at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Add to Calendar 08/12/2019 20:30:00 08/12/2019 20:30:00 The Legacy of Jack Rosenthal: Maureen Lipman and Amy Rosenthal in Conversation **This event is open for member bookings now, and will open to the public on 1 August** Playwright and screenwriter Jack Rosenthal, CBE made a significant contribution to the cannon of British-Jewish 20th century theatre, television and film, contributing to Coronation Street and That Was The Week That Was and creating Pardon the Expression, The Dustbinmen, The Lovers and Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill, among many others. He won three BATFAs for Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Evacuees and Spend, Spend, Spend and co-wrote Yentl with Barbara Streisand. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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World Tour of Jewish Comedy

Join us for a glimpse into Jewish comedy cultures around the world. Led by your host, the hilarious Jewish-American comedian and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Alex Edelman, and through the wonders of technology, you’ll be whisked off on a fabulous world tour of Jewish comedy from the comfort of our Hall. Discover what pleases punters in Paris, what the Russians find ribald in Moscow and what tickles funny bones in Tel Aviv with some of the most entertaining Jewish comedians around the world.

 

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Add to Calendar 05/12/2019 20:30:00 05/12/2019 20:30:00 World Tour of Jewish Comedy Join us for a glimpse into Jewish comedy cultures around the world. Led by your host, the hilarious Jewish-American comedian and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Alex Edelman, and through the wonders of technology, you’ll be whisked off on a fabulous world tour of Jewish comedy from the comfort of our Hall. Discover what pleases punters in Paris, what the Russians find ribald in Moscow and what tickles funny bones in Tel Aviv with some of the most entertaining Jewish comedians around the world.   JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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The Dirty Thirty at JW3

A valiant attempt to perform 30 plays in just 1 hour. Degenerate Fox are finally coming to JW3. We will present a delectable menu of thirty hilarious, original works served to order and courageously performed against the clock!

And YOU get to decide the order in which the plays are performed.

‘The Dirty Thirty’ is an unrepeatable, ever-changing, frantic feast – sometimes it’s political or personal, profound or profane, often it’s manic, madcap and messy! It’s a non-stop theatrical experience like you’ve never seen before. ‘absolutely bonkers but amazing fun… 4 stars’ – LondonTheatre1 ‘a theatrical delight… causing the entire audience to roar with laughter’ – ViewFromTheCheapSeat.com

Created, written & directed by Degenerate Fox

Degenerate Fox Ensemble Members:

Daisy Barrett-Nash

Desiree Birch

Aidan Bose-Rosling

Laura Killeen Elena

Larios Gabrielle MacPherson

Sergio Maggiolo Rudzani

Moleya Ica Niemz

Benjamin Ridge

Adam Seers

Graham Self

Jack Wakely

Artistic Director Desiree Birch

 

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Add to Calendar 11/12/2019 20:30:00 11/12/2019 20:30:00 The Dirty Thirty at JW3 A valiant attempt to perform 30 plays in just 1 hour. Degenerate Fox are finally coming to JW3. We will present a delectable menu of thirty hilarious, original works served to order and courageously performed against the clock! And YOU get to decide the order in which the plays are performed. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Write Yourself: A Playwriting workshop by Degenerate Fox

Are you a performer or writer or maybe just curious? Do you want to develop your own voice and learn to write from your own experiences?

Ahead of bringing their signature show ‘The Dirty Thirty’ to the 2019 UK Jewish Comedy Festival (in which the ensemble perform 30 of their plays in 60 minutes), Degenerate Fox are running a playwriting workshop. Learn to create plays in Degenerate Fox’s ‘non-illusory’ style, in which there is no fourth wall, no suspension of disbelief. You are you. The stories are your own. The plays are set here and now. Degenerate Fox Theatre’s plays emphasise the relationship between audience and performer and what is actually happening on stage in the moment.

Build your skills as a writer, performer or director through the challenges and discoveries that this style generates, and gain a greater understanding of the theatrical tools that go into making a play.

This workshop is open to all. No previous experience required.

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Add to Calendar 24/11/2019 15:00:00 24/11/2019 15:00:00 Write Yourself: A Playwriting workshop by Degenerate Fox Are you a performer or writer or maybe just curious? Do you want to develop your own voice and learn to write from your own experiences? JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Spin by Stephen Laughton

Will Paterson is a rising star in the Conservative Party. He stole Tower Hamlets in the last election and has found himself as the frontrunner for Culture, Media and Sport in the latest reshuffle at the tender age of 37. In him, the Tories have found a shining beacon: black, gay, working class progressive with a Jewish husband and an adopted 10-year old.

But when the fight between his son and another child at the local comprehensive spills over into a fight between the adults, the fallout is nuclear. On the eve of a reshuffle, slightly too close to an election, Will’s promising career is in tatters. And as a rising star who understands that in the world of spin, where fake news and emotional bias twist the PR, Will knows only too well that it’s less the actual narrative but who drives it that’s important… Spin is a staged reading of a new play by Stephen Laughton.

To be followed by a panel discussion on politics and political spin with BBC journalist Tanya Beckett, mayoral candidate Zack Polanski and political advisor Nick Timothy.

Written by Stephen Laughton
Directed by Sarah Meadows
Produced by Liv Edmunds
Presented by TheMACHINE
 

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Add to Calendar 05/11/2019 19:30:00 05/11/2019 19:30:00 Spin by Stephen Laughton Will Paterson is a rising star in the Conservative Party. He stole Tower Hamlets in the last election and has found himself as the frontrunner for Culture, Media and Sport in the latest reshuffle at the tender age of 37. In him, the Tories have found a shining beacon: black, gay, working class progressive with a Jewish husband and an adopted 10-year old. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Scratch @ JW3

Scratch @ JW3 is your chance to experience exciting new theatre and performance in its early stages of development, including a chance to help these artists shape their work. And we’ll throw in a glass of wine too. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, watch extracts from new work by Tom Mansfield, Luke Ofield, Pip O’Neill and Danielle Wager, who explore a range of stories about the Soviet Union, the Cold War and democratic reconstruction. Join us for a thrilling insight into three different performances at the very beginning of their journey…

Hope Against Hope by Luke Ofield and Pip O'Neill

In 1938, great Russian-Jewish poet Osip Mandelstam was arrested for the second time. He never reappeared. After arrest and exile in 1933 for the seditious Stalin Epigram [italics], Osip’s wife, Nadezdha, knew there would be no second reprieve. Committing his poetry to memory, Nadezdha fled into the night. For over twenty years, she preserved Osip’s work, while living the most extraordinary, endangered life.

Nadezdha gave just one clandestine interview to New York Times journalist Elizabeth de Mauny in 1977. From Elizabeth’s recordings and Nadezdha’s stunning autobiographies, Unmasked Theatre explore the life of a woman who defied a regime and kept poetry alive.

Hope Against Hope is a new play co-written and directed by Luke Ofield and Pip O’Neill.

Trust by Danielle Wager

Based on a real-life incident, Trust tells the story of Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet duty officer faced with the decision of whether or not to launch a retaliatory strike on the United States, in the face of what seems like an unprovoked nuclear attack. Is the US government launching missiles at the Soviet Union? Or is the Soviet satellite warning system malfunctioning?

Trust is a new play by Danielle Wager, looking at what it would feel like to be in Petrov’s position, knowing the potentially disastrous consequences of making the wrong decision.

Republic by Tom Mansfield It’s 2119 and the nation of Mars is finally free. This is a time for new leaders: you. In Republic, you, the audience take control of the future of your brace new world. Every choice you make will change the story. Will you turn the red planet green? Save the future of humanity? Or even survive the barren red desert? Republic is a new theatre game from Tom Mansfield, the co-creator of The Situation Room

(★★★★ 'Immersive theatre at its very best...stirring, involving and highly original' -Whatsonstage.com).

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Add to Calendar 27/10/2019 19:30:00 27/10/2019 19:30:00 Scratch @ JW3 Scratch @ JW3 is your chance to experience exciting new theatre and performance in its early stages of development, including a chance to help these artists shape their work. And we’ll throw in a glass of wine too. In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, watch extracts from new work by Tom Mansfield, Luke Ofield, Pip O’Neill and Danielle Wager, who explore a range of stories about the Soviet Union, the Cold War and democratic reconstruction. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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The Karl Höcker Album

The Karl Höcker Album is an attempt to understand the historical catastrophe of Auschwitz from the largely unexamined perspective of the perpetrators. Using documentary theatre techniques, improvisation, research and scripted drama, the piece explores the all-too-human men and women who carried out the final solution. By reanimating the photographs, the audience is asked to bear witness to the ordinary daily lives of the workers, managers, and executives who ran the Auschwitz death factory.

This documentary theatre project challenges traditional narratives about the executioners of the Holocaust, unmasking the monsters of popular imagination, to reveal the ordinary and familiar face of human tragedy. Directed by Paul Bargetto Texts by Malgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk, Produced by Marta Cienkowska, Performed by Marta Król, Grzegorz Sierzputowski, Tomasz Sobczak, Krzysiek Polkowski, Julia Trembecka and Helena Chorzelska Production design by Agnieszka Kaczynska

Made possible with the support of culture.pl, the Adam Mickiewiec Institute, Sopot Non-Fiction Festival, Warsaw Culture Office.

Performed in Polish with English surtitles.

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Add to Calendar 10/10/2019 19:30:00 10/10/2019 19:30:00 The Karl Höcker Album The Karl Höcker Album is an attempt to understand the historical catastrophe of Auschwitz from the largely unexamined perspective of the perpetrators. Using documentary theatre techniques, improvisation, research and scripted drama, the piece explores the all-too-human men and women who carried out the final solution. By reanimating the photographs, the audience is asked to bear witness to the ordinary daily lives of the workers, managers, and executives who ran the Auschwitz death factory. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Telling Refugee Love Stories

What role do the arts play in building bridges and creating understanding around issues of migration? Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is an international hit musical inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908, exploring the refugee crisis through a story from the Jewish Diaspora.

Come hear a panel of experts including acclaimed playwright Diane Samuels (Kindertransport) and the show’s creators discuss the personal and political complexities of migration and the opportunities theatre creates to tackle difficult questions. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story runs from 18-28 October at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall. The New Yorker said of Old Stock: “Darkly funny and moving...it is hard to imagine a more apt time for a production with so clear a moral centre.” The show won a Herald Angel Award, and a Scotsman Fringe First at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Panel audiences will have a chance to access discounted tickets to the show.

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Add to Calendar 22/09/2019 20:00:00 22/09/2019 20:00:00 Telling Refugee Love Stories What role do the arts play in building bridges and creating understanding around issues of migration? Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story is an international hit musical inspired by the true stories of two Jewish Romanian refugees coming to Canada in 1908, exploring the refugee crisis through a story from the Jewish Diaspora. JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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Surfing the Holyland

‘Oh, we have sharks here, but they are not in the water.’ -Udi, Israeli surf teacher 
 
Heather is allergic to politics, religion and exercise. So what happens when she and her husband Zach leave Ohio for Tel Aviv? She takes up surfing. Abandoned by Zach who finds God, Heather must navigate her way through a land teeming with hipsters, zealots, hostile neighbours and one very sexy surf teacher. Join the journey of a pushover who learns to stand up for herself by learning how to stand on a surfboard.  
 
Surfing the Holyland is Erin Hunter’s debut one-woman show about surviving the mad middle East. Told as a series of surf lessons, it combines quirky storytelling, sharp observational comedy and some plucky tunes on the ukulele.

‘Erin Hunter giv[es] the best performance of the evening.’  -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (Salsa Saved the Girls) 

Erin Hunter is an experienced actor-writer who hails from Lalaland. She’s ½ of award-winning comedy duo Hunt The Vigan, creators of viral comedy parenting sketch Boobies in a Box which has racked up 8 million views. Their screwball comedy web series, A Quick Fortune won a screenwriting award and was featured at 10 global festivals including Raindance. Erin performed in 2 runs of the UK’s acclaimed sketch show Newsrevue and has treaded the boards at some wonderful London venues including Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Soho, The Bush, Arcola, and Southwark Playhouse. She is also a voice over artist and plays the ukulele, all whilst somehow managing to be a mama to her little firecracker, Lola. Erin trained at UCLA and LAMDA with a year abroad at Trinity College Dublin where she was devastated to discovered her Irish name is only found on packets of instant soup. 

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Add to Calendar 09/07/2019 19:30:00 09/07/2019 19:30:00 Surfing the Holyland ‘Oh, we have sharks here, but they are not in the water.’ -Udi, Israeli surf teacher    Heather is allergic to politics, religion and exercise. So what happens when she and her husband Zach leave Ohio for Tel Aviv? She takes up surfing. Abandoned by Zach who finds God, Heather must navigate her way through a land teeming with hipsters, zealots, hostile neighbours and one very sexy surf teacher. Join the journey of a pushover who learns to stand up for herself by learning how to stand on a surfboard.     JW3 JW3 DD/MM/YYYY

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