New show from LJS playwright tackles love and hate

9 October 2018

A brand new show by Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) member and award-winning playwright Stephen Laughton will run from Tuesday 11 December until Saturday 5 January at The Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington, London.

The bittersweet comedy, entitled One Jewish Boy, explores key moments over a four-year relationship between a ‘nice Jewish boy’ from North London and the ‘nice not-so-Jewish girl’ he falls desperately in love with.

The play is described as a messed-up tale of inherited trauma, the miracle of Channukah, raging antisemitism, the end of youth and staying in love… with the shadow of hatred festering at its core.

Alongside the production, there will be a number of engagement events, including school matinees and workshops on the December 12 and 19 and a special gala event on December 14, which will include a Shabbat service and programme around peaceful solutions to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. A Christmukah celebration, complete with donuts and mince pies, will take place on December 21.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting

Stephen’s previous plays include Run and Screens, which both won rave reviews from critics and fans alike. He is an active member of the LJS and previously worked in a communications role for Liberal Judaism.

One Jewish Boy is directed by Sarah Meadows.

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