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Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew
On from 07 Nov 2015 till 07 Nov 2015
The Other Palace
by Daniel Cainer
Genre(s): New Writing, Musical

Tickets: £15

About: Daniel Cainer: 21st Century Jew

Following a sell-out performance earlier in the year of ‘Jewish Chronicles, the ‘Comic Bard of Anglo-Jewry’ returns from a stint off-Broadway with a a brand new collection of unique storytelling in song. Smart, funny, timely and only slightly irreverent, Cainer’s deeply moving stories about his family and observational comedy are a joy. Brilliant rhyming and wordplay, great musicianship and haunting tunes you won’t forget. For anyone who has ever wrestled with their home, their heritage and their heart… and is partial to bagels – Jewish or not.

Reviews

Winner Three weeks Editors Award, Edinburgh 2013

Fringe Review Highly Recommended Show, 2014 and 2015

“A Must See” Daily Mirror

This is a show that creates community among its audience and also cleverly throws light on Jewishness in a light and articulate way. Throwing light on darker themes and using lightness to do that, is a refined, rare skill. Few performers are able to consistently achieve it. Daniel Cainer is one who can.

He uses plenty of  humour – spoken, shown visually, and sung, to explore what it means to be a Jew in the 21st Century. And it is as much about bagels as wailing walls. Powerful questions are asked with deceptive lightness and that creates an evening that is emotional, funny and, most of all, engrossing and entertaining.

On one level this is a fun musical cabaret hour. On another, we are taken on a journey through Cainer’s own story, his family tree, paralleled with the way Judaism itself has changed over the years, both as a religion and as a cultural identity.

The serious stuff is all wrapped up in humour, delightful songs with clever and
inventive lyrics. The standing ovation at the end of this hour of witty, wise, moving and hilarious music, was entirely justified.

Highly recommended.

Fringe Review, August 2015

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