Don’t miss this evening in the steam baths with Bubble Schmeisis!
Do you know your tuchus from your schmekel? Never had a schmeiss at a schvitz? Fear not! Writer and performer Nick Cassenbaum arrives in Leeds on 3rd June with his show Bubble Schmeisis, set in the last authentic Jewish bathhouse in Canning Town.
Following its success at the Edinburgh Festival and a recent US tour, Nick takes the stage from 7pm at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton armed with not much more than a bathrobe, some imaginative uses for a pineapple and a pair of Klezmer musicians. He invites you into his world with a witty, bawdy and affectionate look at what it is to be both British and Jewish.
On the way, you’ll hear of the joys of South Mimms service station, the disappointment of attending a Tottenham Hotspur game, and how easy it is to get into a bagel-based argument with a city boy. Then there’s Stacey Pinkus, Jewish summer camp leader, and elsewhere we meet his mother, who encourages him at every turn to “get your end away”, and the cluster of elderly men who allow him to come with them into the schvitz – only for him to realise too late he’s going to have to see them all naked!
The audience will be taken on board for the ride, with Cassenbaum bringing his world alive in a way that’s inclusive, entertaining and brilliantly written. Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.
Tickets are £12 and are available from Makor via 0113 2680 899 or firstname.lastname@example.org or from Seven Arts at Sevenleeds.co.uk.