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Bar Mitzvah Boy

4 Extra Debut. Is 13-year-old Eliot Green ready to become a man in the Jewish faith? Adapted from TV with Hugo Raine and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

by Jack Rosenthal, Adapted for radio by Amy Rosenthal

A radio version of Jack Rosenthal's award-winning television play about a boy having his Bar Mitzvah - the ceremony in which a thirteen year old becomes a man in the Jewish faith.

At the tender age of thirteen Eliot Green is about to become a man - in the Jewish religion at least. In synagogue, in front of the whole congregation, he will read and sing in Hebrew from the Torah (the Hebrew scrolls) - this after a year of intensive tuition. Later he will enjoy receiving gifts from relatives and friends as he celebrates with them at his Bar Mitzvah party.
All eyes are on Eliot as he is called up in synagogue for his big moment! But is he ready to become a man?

This play along with many others established the late Jack Rosenthal as one of Britain's best loved television writers. A master at creating characters that you could recognise and empathise with, his plays were always sharp and finely tuned with a rich helping of humour.

This new version of Bar Mitzvah Boy is specially adapted for radio by Jack's daughter, the playwright Amy Rosenthal.

Produced and directed by David Ian Neville.

1 hour

Last on

Tue 16 Jun 2015 03:00


Role Contributor
Eliot Hugo Raine
Rita Tracy-Ann Oberman
Victor David Horovitch
Grandad Andrew Sachs
Lesley Susannah Wise
Harold Jonathan Tafler
Rabbi Sherman Peter Majer
Denise Maya Gerber
Squidge Sam Cummings
Synagogue Cantor Rabbi Mark L Solomon
Director David Neville
Producer David Neville
Adaptor Amy Rosenthal
Writer Jack Rosenthal


  • Sat 12 Nov 2011 14:30
  • Fri 4 Oct 2013 21:00
  • Mon 15 Jun 2015 10:00
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