JEW...ish returns to King's Head Theatre

London theatre news: Thursday 5 March 2020

Comedy - Off-West End - Shows

Written by Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon, JEW...ish gets another run at the King's Head Theatre, back by popular demand.
Jew...ish at King's Head Theatre

Image: King's Head Theatre

JEW…ish is a romcom revolving around the tempestuous and obstacle-ridden relationship of Max, who is Jewish, and TJ, who isn't.

The show poses the one question that should never be answered: is it ever ok to get back with your ex? 

Returning to the King's Head Theatre by popular demand, JEW…ish will play from 14 April to 2 May, with press night on April 16.

The show is co-written by Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon and will be co-directed by Kennedy Bloomer and Toby Hampton.

Poppy Damon said ...

"Saul and I started writing together because we make each other laugh.

Part autobiography about Saul's experience growing up Left wing and Jewish.

Part autobiography about me being a hippy wannabe artist.

It's an exaggerated reflection of the best and worst of ourselves and our friends - the truth is it's not that exaggerated.

This is a rom-com inspired by every shit relationship we've ever had."

Producers Unleash the Llama are a collective of theatre creatives with a diverse range of talents, who create ambitious theatre, TV and radio comedy that address emerging socio-political themes through idiosyncratically imaginative storytelling, often with a darkly comic tone and a historical bent.

They are also responsible for the irreverent narrative comedy podcast PanaMax and the sketch show TüManz 2k18 which premiered at London's Leicester Square Theatre in January 2018.

Prior to this, both founders cut their teeth as members of the Cambridge Footlights.

Unleash the Llama are developing a number of projects alongside JEW…ish, including Father Away with Gordon Kennedy of Absolutely Productions for radio.

Writers Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon have won awards for their writing together (Shortlisted for The RSC/Other Prize, Papatango, Cannes Series 'In Development' Award).

Show listing information


JEW…ish returns to the King's Head Theatre due to popular demand.

After its sell-out run, this five star rom-com dubbed as 'unmissable' is back bitches.

We can't stay together, you think the Gaza Strip is a burlesque act!

Jew...ish is the twisted millennial romcom that absolutely no one asked for, posing the one question that should never be answered: is it ever ok to get back with your ex?

TJ and Max are in love; with polyamory, substance-based escapism on the Portobello Road and the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Occasionally even each other. There's just one thing: Max is Jewish.

TJ isn't.

Watch as these mortal (fre)nemies navigate the cultural divide - amid death, pegging, and two millennias of inherited trauma.


TJ - Edie Newman

Max - Saul Boyer


Author: Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon
Director: Kennedy Bloomer and Toby Hampton
Designer: Georgia Cusworth
Sound: Tris Rothschild
Production: Zoe Weldon for Unleash the Llama


King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
N1 1QN


From: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Closes: Saturday 2 May 2020


Standard: £10 - £25

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