Monday, 3 November 2014

The Infidel – The Musical: a universal tale for Greeks and Turks too

Kev Orkian doing the Jewish shrug outside the Stratford Theatre Royal
Imagine you’ve grown up thinking you are Greek only to find out your birth parents are actually Turkish. For many, it would be a fate worse than death. 
David Baddiel’s heart-warming hit comedy movie of the same name has turned into a musical, and while the spotlight is on Jews and Muslims, any British ethnic group with a polar opposite will be able to relate to his tale about dealing with fundamentalism.

Eastender Mahmoud (Kev Orkian), an ordinary Muslim family man, finds his world turned upside down when he accidentally discovers that his birth parents are Jewish. He goes in search of his ailing father with uproarious consequences, as religious and racial prejudices brim to the surface. The gags are thick and fast, as are the edgy new songs composed by Erran Baron Cohen, including: I’m a Jew, Sexy Burka and Put a Fatwa on it.

Runs until: 15 November 2014
Address:  Stratford Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN
Start time:  7.30pm / matinees 3pm
Entry: £11-£32 (concs: from £7)

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