12:37

Author(s): Julia Pascal
Company: Pascal Theatre Company

At 12:37PM on 22 July 1946, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was bombed. Ninety-one people were killed, forty-six wounded. The explosion was carried out by right-wing Zionists, targeting the headquarters of the British in Palestine.

Two Irish Jewish brothers journey from Dublin to combat anti-Semitism on the streets of East London. Their Irish nationalism propels them towards Jewish nationalism in the common struggle against British Imperialism.

12:37 raises complex and controversial questions around Jewish violence, homeland and national identity in a new play that is both a hard-hitting historical epic and an intimate family drama.

Performances

Finborough Theatre, London

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