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Jews ‘hounded out’ of comedy show after refusing to stand for Palestinian flag

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Published Time: 13.02.2024 - 01:40:21 Modified Time: 13.02.2024 - 01:40:21

Soho Theatre ‘sorry and saddened by an incident that took place at our venue at the end of a performance of Paul Currie Shtoom’ Jewish audience members have said they felt “hounded out” of a West End comedy show after a row over the Palestinian flag

Soho Theatre ‘sorry and saddened by an incident that took place at our venue at the end of a performance of Paul Currie: Shtoom’


Jewish audience members have said they felt “hounded out” of a West End comedy show after a row over the Palestinian flag.

Soho Theatre is investigating an alleged incident during comedian Paul Currie’s stand-up gig at the London venue.

Mr Currie produced a Palestinian flag during the show, after which a row is said to have broken out.

Witnesses reported that Jewish theatregoers left the venue as it erupted in chants of “free Palestine”.

Soho Theatre said it was investigating, stating: “We are sorry and saddened by an incident that took place at our venue at the end of a performance of Paul Currie: Shtoom on Saturday 10 February which has caused upset and hurt to members of the audience attending and others.

“We take this very seriously and are looking into the detail of what happened as thoroughly, as sensitively, and as quickly as we can.

“It is important to us that Soho Theatre is a welcoming and inclusive place for all.”

‘What Jewish audience recounted is atrocious’

Mr Currie’s absurdist shows typically involve props produced from a box on stage, including a Ukrainian and Palestinian flag towards the end of the one-hour show, it was reported.

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