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The Stage ****

This is a big-hearted, appealing show about tradition and belonging. Cassenbaum is a gregarious performer and this is an accessible, generous, disarming production, undercut with a sense of poignancy that the schvitz and its rituals might one day be forgotten.


It’s by far the funniest thing I have seen in Edinburgh so far, and yet as you’re howling away at another anecdote Bubble Schmeisis is actually saying more about identity and different humans in shared city spaces than many shows that on the outside look Serious with stern faces and capital letters.

Aside from the Jewish theme, Bubble Schmeisis is also beautiful in its depiction of male friendship and shared routines. 


Bubbemeises is Yiddish, it translates as a grandmother's story, a tall story, an old wives' tale.


Writer and street performer Nick Cassenbaum invites you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual Nick will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs.


Schlaping through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games. Will he find what he was looking for?

Bubble Schmeisis is full of intimate and personal true stories about identity, home and getting schmeised (washed) by old men.

If you would like to book the show check out the tour pack.

Tour Pack click here! 


Written and performed by Nick Cassenbaum

Director; Danny Braverman

Producer; Siân Baxter

Assistant Director; Joe Fleming

Designer; Bethany Wells

Musicians; Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton 

For Edinburgh; Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, Tom Baker and John Macnaughton

Upcoming shows!!

JW3; Thursday 27th April and Sunday 30th April 2023 BOOK HERE


Past Dates ;

Rose Lipman Building Dice Festival June 11th 2015 (scratch performance)

RichMix Saturday 5th September 2015 (draft without musicians). SELL OUT SHOW

Jamboree Wednesday 16th September 2015 7pm- 11pm Sections of the show in collaboration with klezmer band Don Kipper. SELL OUT SHOW

Camden People's Theatre Tuesday 13th October to Thursday 15th October 2015 7.30pm (first draft with musicans).SELL OUT SHOW

JW3 Wednesday 30th March 2016 SELL OUT SHOW

Camden People's Theatre Tuesday 7th June to Saturday 11th June 2016. SELL OUT SHOW

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival  3rd to 28th August 2016. SEVERAL SELL OUT SHOWS. 

Colchester Arts Centre, Wednesday 19th October 2016 

Stratford Circus, Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th November 2016 SELL OUT SHOWS

The Lowry Salford. Thursday 20th April 2017 

Battersea Arts Centre London. Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April 2017 

The Hub Leeds. Sunday 7th May 2017 

Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield  Monday 8th May 2017 

The North Wall Oxford Thursday 18th May 2017 

Bike Shed Theatre Exeter Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th May 2017

Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich as part of Pulse Festival Monday June 5th 2017

Theatre Deli Sheffield Tuesday June 13th 

Macready Theatre,Rugby as part of Festival on the Close Monday 26th June 2017 

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, Thursday 12th October  2017

Cast Theatre, Doncaster, Thursday 26th October 2017

Bedales Theatre, Petersfield, Wednesday 1st November 2017

Norwich Arts Centre Norwich, Wednesday 8th November2017

artsdepot, North Finchley, Thursday 16th November 2017

Redbridge JCC, Ilford, Thursday 30th November 2017

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wednesday 6th December 2017 

UMS, The Schvitz, Detroit, 23rd to 25th March 2018

Seven Arts Space, Leeds, Sunday 3rd June 2018

Soho Theatre, London Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th June 2018

Blitz , Valletta: 9th and 10th July 2018 

Manchester Jewish Museum  Thursday 8th November 2018

Neuadd Dyfi, Aberdyfi, Wales, Friday 26th April 2019

The Magnificant Spiegeltent, Nottingham, Wednesday 8th May 2019

The Stepping Stones Pub, Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival, Dorking, Friday 4th October 2019, 730pm 

Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall, Barnard Castle, Thursday 17th October 2019, 7:30pm

Appleby HUB, Cumbria, Friday 18th October 2019, 7.30pm

Felton Village Hall, Northumberland, Saturday 19th October, 7.30pm

Levens Village Institute, Cumbria, Sunday 20th October, 8pm

Addlestone Community Centre​, Addlestone, 10th November 2019, 2.30pm

Sparc Theatre, Bishops Castle, Thursday 20th February 2020, 7.30pm

Bitterly Village Hall, Ludlow, Friday 21st February, 2020, 7.30pm

Brilley Village Hall, Kington, Saturday 22nd February, 2020, 7.30pm,

The Stable Creative Hub, The Western Arts Health Weekender, Weston-super-Mare, Saturday 4th April 2020, Postponed due to Covid-19  'A NIGHT ON THE TILES' collection of jokes can be found here 

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