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Secrets of the London Yiddish Stage, a sell-out evening at the Jewish Museum in London in November 2022, is returning for one night only on January 24 at the JW3 Jewish cultural centre in north London.

The original event, which played to a packed hall with a waiting list as long as the audience itself, was part of the Queen Mary University project Making and Re-Making the Jewish East End. 

The new staging is a part of a season of Yiddish theatre, supported by a University College London grant and JW3.

This entertaining performance includes sketches, songs, readings and a one-act play from the theatres of the Yiddish East End translated into English. Material includes haggling over the 1912 general election, love affairs in Regent Street and Victoria Park, an East-End soap opera, and Yiddish theatre antics. It is by turns, moving, thought-provoking and hilarious.

The cast includes TV celebrity, comedian and producer David Schneider, New York top Yiddish star Shane Baker and an exciting line-up of talented actors and musicians.

You can catch this on Wednesday January 24th 7.30pm at JW3

For further information and booking, visit

Vivi Lachs, a pivotal figure in the project, says: “Do book, and send this on and invite your pals and let's re-live the vibrant, exciting and energising Yiddish theatre of our East End past.”

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