Sam Eastmond

Brit-Ish

Commissioned by JW3

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Brit-Ish is a pun. Brit in Hebrew means covenant/partnership, and Ish means Person. At a time when nationalism and ethnic identities are being placed into opposition, this project explores what it means to have a hyphened identity in 21st century Britain. An identity that is a partnership of Jewish heritage and British culture. With all the complexities of coming from a community that has been here since medieval times, and yet are often identified as immigrants, this project forges a new diasporic Jewish identity with a piece of music informed by diverse Jewish legacies infused with a contemporary sensibility. Performed by Eastmond’s Spike Orchestra, described as ‘one of the most adventurous big bands working today.’

Venue: Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
Running Time: 60 minutes
Access: Fully accessible. Bar and cafe on site. Parking not available but St Stephen's Multi-Storey is just next door and costs £1 after 5.30pm.
Wheelchair users: If you require a wheelchair space please contact the Box Office on 01482 323638 or email boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk to book as places are limited.
Warning: Show contains flashing lights.