A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel?


Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live Klezmer band. Rebecca Taichman, who won the Tony Award for Best Direction for Indecent on Broadway, brings her stunning production to the Chocolate factory for its European Premiere.

Critic reviews

The morality of art: Hailey Bachrach writes on Paula Vogel’s intriguing play about scandal, representation, and the role of theatre


A radiant ensemble finds beauty in the quiet moments

· London Theatre

A moving, memorable evening

· WhatsOnStage

Paula Vogel’s tribute to wildly controversial Yiddish play ‘God of Vengeance’ wins you over with sheer passion

· Time Out

A beautiful fusion of history and drama

· The Times

The lesbian kiss that caused a scandal, in a bygone world lovingly rekindled

· The Telegraph

Compelling study of creativity and censorship

· The Stage

A brainy play staged with the panache of a musical

· The Guardian

Cabaret-style depiction of a rapidly changing world

· The Arts Desk

An intriguing story that has a lot to teach us

· Evening Standard


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Date & time

Until 26 Nov
Fri 3 Sep - Sat 27 Nov 2021
3.30pm & 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr 45 mins


53 Southwark Street SE1 1RU London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Johan Persson
Photo by Johan Persson
Photo by Johan Persson
Photo by Johan Persson
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