Mon 25th Oct 2021

Time: 8:00pm – 9:15pm


How many people do you know around here that exchange poems by a gay orthodox Jewish Dutch guy instead of nude pics on a men4men forum?”

The Demons of Jerusalem is a psychological drama, shifting between three time periods but staying in one location: the area of Jerusalem where Jacob Israel De Haan was murdered. De Haan (1881-1924) was a poet, author, journalist and lawyer, whose death was arguably the first politicised murder in the history of Israel.

The play explores the conflict between primordial desire and a longing for purity and holiness. De Haan’s story is one of integrating several identities; an ongoing journey of reconciling differing beliefs and contradictions within ourselves. As the characters search for answers within one another, we are led to question and unravel the masculinities of their very different worlds.


Reviews for previous work:

“intelligently written conflict… truthful and refreshing… hilarious throughout… versatile, bold and a scarily accurate representation” Tamara Smith for North West End

“This is definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen in years.” Giulia Casalini

“Your writing was extremely powerful.” Clair McDonald


The play contains nudity, sexual simulation, strong language, and discussions of sexual trauma and suicide.


Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes


Director: Avihud Tidhar

Playwright: Gur Arie Piepskovitz

Production: David Hunter


Cast: David Djemal, Mazen B. Srari, Gur Arie Piepskovitz, Avihud Tidhar