They May Have Even Eaten Ham!

Theatre (comedy, cabaret)

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It’s Naomi Paul’s (mostly) Jewish show! From the Baltic to Birmingham, from shamash to shellfish, from Hendon and beyond. Fitting in and striking out, the things that unite us and the things that divide. For the times we live in now. With original stories, humour and songs. What’s not to like? **** ( **** (

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Denise Whittaker 50 days ago

I felt increasingly drawn into Naomi Paul’s world as she took us on this reflective journey of various milestones in her life and the underlying message that has crystallised out for her along the way. A charming yet subtly powerful piece of solo theatre that takes the form of a series of dramatized vignettes accompanied by songs which enhance the context of the memories conjured up. I was particularly taken by the quirkily clever ditties composed by the lady herself … great to singalong to! Naomi is a natural performer with great delivery. Both her speaking and singing voice are clear and attractive; the minimalist props are well-chosen; and she has a fluid way of navigating the stage to illustrate her stories and take us seamlessly from one vignette to the next. I was particularly taken by the inclusive way she reaches out to her audience in building up a rapport with them. We are observers and yet involved. The show sort of grows on you the more you reflect on it, and I have come away with a deeper appreciation of how we identify ourselves and what constitutes ‘home’. I would defy anyone to go along and not get something quite profound out of this show whilst having a jolly good time into the bargain. From poignancy to sheer fun. That’s entertainment!

Joe Moss 50 days ago

I knew very little about this work before seeing it and must say we really enjoyed this good-humoured, autobiographical play/revue of what it is to be British AND Jewish. Naomi Paul is a very engaging and entertaining storyteller.

Judith MCKERRACHER 53 days ago

I and my companions loved this show. Naomi Paul is a wonderful entertainer: interesting, thought provoking and very funny. Would definitely recommend.

Anna 54 days ago

Such a lovely and engaging show that I really enjoyed!

Philip Bryan 55 days ago

This is a little gem of a show that is simply presented but which I found very affecting. It shows that you can talk about big themes and issues in a quiet voice and, with a touch of humour, get your points across. I strongly recommend that you see this show. I agree with all that the revews posted below have said.

Kayla Vicente 56 days ago

Coming to this show was completely spontaneous and therefore I did not know what I was in for when I entered the room.

Little did I know that I would be treated to 45 minutes of fun, singing and captivating storytelling by Naomi Paul.

The sound design worked in her favour massively, with her carefully curated jokes being perfectly timed with songs that almost any audience member would recognise. The inclusion of original written music made this show a stand out and what a pleasant surprise it was.

It is not often I enjoy comedic pieces but Naomi was a perfectly blend of joyful and and engaging that I was able to sit through the performance without any intention of leaving. Her ability to draw out her life experiences in such a linear fashion with a stand out being when she was taken to a bra fitting. Her stories are relatable to many people; those of Jewish heritage, immigrants, refugees or anyone that has suffered displacement in their lives and discrimination against their religion, race or ethnicity.

Naomi tests the waters at the finale with a very important lesson, that the people of britain need to respect human rights in their ‘green and pleasant land’.

A carefully crafted comedic piece which anyone could enjoy, it would be a shame to miss it.

Elizabeth Winstanley 57 days ago

I saw this show with a few friends as we were looking for a show to pass the time and just happened to go in. It was the best happy accident I have made in a while. The timing of the show and its ‘scenes’ were very well paced, interlaced with songs - some well known, some original, all interactive and fun. While I am aware I, a 20 year old British girl, was not the target demographic, I had a really fun time and would highly recommend this as a light-hearted, thought-provoking, altogether impressive piece of solo theatre

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

This is a thoughtful, engaging forty-five-minute performance and no ham was eaten.

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