Not Quite Jerusalem


It's 1979, and Mike, Carrie, Pete and Dave have fled grim, divided England for the sunshine, sex, beer and bagels of an Israeli kibbutz. Only to find that what was supposed to be a working holiday is more like hard labour in 100-degree temperatures.
Not Quite Jerusalem at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Closes: Saturday 28 March 2020
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a play written in the year the Finborough Theatre opened, the first new UK production in 40 years of Paul Kember's award-winning 1980 comedy-drama.


First presented at the Royal Court Theatre in 1980 where it broke box office records and revived there in 1982 (with casts including David Threlfall, Phil Davis, Kevin McNally, Selina Cadell and Bruce Alexander), Not Quite Jerusalem won first-time playwright Paul Kember the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award.


Note: This production contains strong language.


Synopsis


“All I'm talking about is this.


Democracy.


Having a say in your own affairs.


Taking decisions about your own lives ...


It's not like that in England.”


It's 1979, and Mike, Carrie, Pete and Dave have fled grim, divided England for the sunshine, sex, beer and bagels of an Israeli kibbutz.


Only to find that what was supposed to be a working holiday is more like hard labour in 100-degree temperatures.


Pete and Dave soon alienate themselves with their foul-mouthed, high-spirited behaviour.


Carrie desperately tries to fit in, but cannot relate to either her fellow-countrymen or the Israelis.


Only Cambridge drop-out Mike seems able to articulate what it means to be young, conflicted, English, and a very long way from home.


Until, that is, he meets no-nonsense kibbutznik Gila …


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 March 2020

Press night:Thursday 5 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 28 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Prices until 15 March 2020:

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 18 March 2020:

Tickets £20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats. 


Concessions:

Prices until 15 March 2020:

£16 concessions


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 7 March 2020 when booked online only.


Prices from 18 March 2020:

£18 concessions


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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Paul Kember
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Production: Cumulus Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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