THE MIKVAH PROJECT

28 February 2020 – 14 March 2020

by Josh Azouz


We regret that remaining performances of The Mikvah Project have been cancelled following the Government's advice on COVID-19. 

As an independent theatre and registered charity that relies on ticket income, the implications of this are serious for the Orange Tree and we are therefore appealing to you to either donate the cost of your ticket or accept a credit for a future production. If you'd like to donate CLICK HERE

★★★★ “Georgia Green’s production is an example of the alchemy that happens when you get the perfect combination of play and theatre.” Time Out
★★★★ “Josh Azouz’s tender, funny play… Poignant, thoughtful… about belief, identity and healing, delivered with a beguilingly light touch.” FT
★★★★ "Impeccably played by Alex Waldmann and Josh Zaré" The Jewish Chronicle 
Selected in The Guardian's What to See This Week... "Josh Azouz’s writing has something very special about it... which makes for a mesmerising spectacle"
★★★★ Sunday Express ★★★★ The Upcoming ★★★★ Broadway World ★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Essential Surrey ★★★★ The Morning Star ★★★★ Jewish Renaissance

Nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Performance: Josh Zaré

This is a Mikvah. My friend and I built it. 
We had to dig a really deep hole before we found water. 
Then we installed a pipe to suck up the required nine hundred litres.
Now, this bad boy, is KOSHER.

Eitan is 17. Avi is 35.

Eitan loves Arsenal. Avi loves his wife. Eitan goes to college. Avi is trying for a child.

They are in completely different places in their lives. Yet, every Friday, Eitan and Avi meet at the Mikvah to take part in the Jewish ritual of submerging in the water.

As they chat about life in the synagogue, football, the nature of marriage and desire, they form an unexpected bond that threatens to disrupt life outside the Mikvah.

A play about the courage it takes to confront our hidden desires. Filled with singing and water, chutzpah and joy we are reminded how easily a heart can break.

From Josh Azouz, the writer of smash hit Buggy Baby and Victoria’s Knickers.

Georgia Green’s acclaimed production from our 2019 Directors’ Festival returns.

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