By Mark Shenton
30 Apr 2014
It will be directed by Michael Longhurst, who has previously directed Nick Payne's Constellations at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs (and its subsequent transfer to the West End's Duke of York's), as well as the Off-Broadway premiere of Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found it Yet at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre. He has also directed The World of Extreme Happiness at the National's Shed, Cannibals at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and The History Boys at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
In the play, "a beloved grandfather — and Holocaust survivor — has died, and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam, who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?"
Harmon's other plays include A Boy Named Alice, Love in the Time of Channukah, Princess Bubonic and Terese Raquin.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov.