The brainchild of street performer, Nick Cassenbaum, and director, Danny Braverman (the mastermind of nostalgic theatre production, ‘Wot? No Fish!!’), ‘Bubble Schmeisis’ is coming to Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre from Tuesday 17th until Thursday 19th October and is a production not to be missed.
Nick Cassenbaum is renowned for his work as a theatre maker, street performer and storyteller. He also broadcasts podcasts for the Guardian and is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers programme – and ‘Bubble Schmeisis’ is a testimony to his talent.
The play’s bizarre title derives from Yiddish, meaning ‘an old wives tale’ or ‘grandmother’s story’, as you’re welcomed to Canning Town Schvitz – East London’s last authentic bathhouse.
Amidst the steam, Nick will take you on a spiritual journey of discovery to find the place he belongs; delving into intimate stories about self-identity, home and getting Schmeised (washed) by old men.
His Jewish heritage forms the foundation for this play – and this has been met with a torrent of acclaim. Cassenbaum’s quirky insights are punctuated by subtle klezmer music, which is a musical tradition of Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe and is sure to provide a scintillating backdrop for the show.
Written in 2015, ‘Bubble Schmeisis’ has been performed to sold-out audiences at Camden People’s Theatre, JW3 and Rich Mix. Cassenbaum’s crowdfunding project also enabled the show to be performed at Summerhall – part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 – with the show being rated as ‘gently provocative’. Similarly, British Theatre deems it ‘a warm, informative, lovely show’.
Prepare to immerse yourself into Cassenbaum’s culture and feel alleviated!
‘Bubble Schmeisis’ runs from Tuesday 17th until Thursday 19th October at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle.
Tickets, priced at £7.00 in advance, are available from alphabettitheatre.co.uk. Tickets for concessions (students, OAPs, unwaged, artist) are priced at £5.00.