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Bubble Schmeisis (Nick Cassenbaum)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2016

Bubble Schmeisis Ed2016

Have you ever had a shvitz? Because Nick Cassenbaum has, and he’d like to share the experience of his first shvitz (that’s a sauna, if you don’t know) with you. Joined onstage by a talented two-piece band, who provide a live score throughout, Cassenbaum takes a trip down memory lane. As a performer he is confident and cheeky, immediately setting the audience at ease as he jumps from story to story and plays on the laughs. Effortlessly charming and infectiously funny, ‘Bubble Schemisis’ is everything you’d want from a show about the admittedly niche subject of a young man’s first shvitz, but it’s also a show about identity, what being Jewish means to a young boy growing up in Essex, and how to correctly pronounce ‘beigel’.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]