"creative and funny and brave"   
-Karni Ziv, Keshet TV    

"the best one-person show"
-audience at Camden Fringe

"quirky and funny and gorgeous"
-J Burton, Dash Arts

"Charming, funny and occasionally irreverent...a truly riveting performance...delightful and artfully witty ukulele numbers"                        -Joel Renouf-Cooke, Argus  

"Oh, we have sharks here... but they're not  in the water."   -Udi, Israeli surf teacher  

Heather is bored of her job, bored of Ohio, and bored of (cough) fertility problems. . . so what happens she and her husband move to exotic Tel Aviv?  Well, the Israeli "balagan"* slaps Heather with acute culture shock, a rejected visa, and a husband who finds God. So how does a clueless American survive the mad Middle East? She learns to surf! 

 

Twelve colourful characters, four comedy ukulele songs and one woman searching for her inner  chutzpah** on a surfboard in this dynamic solo show exploring the immigrant experience, female empowerment and rebirth. A classic fish-out-of-water tale with sharp observational comedy, electrifying storytelling and bold physicality from ½ of award-winning comedy duo Hunt the Vigan. Told as a series of surf lessons that playfully blurs the boundaries between comedy, musical and drama. Don't miss the show global audiences are raving about!

 

Surfing the Holyland is a work of absolute fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental...It is 100% fiction....95%…At least 90. Okay, 70. 70% fiction.

  

Directed by Adam Lenson who specialises in new and experimental musical theatre with credits from The Old Vic, Public Theatre (New York), Duke of York’s and St James Theatre.

 

Supported by JW3.

*BALAGAN: (Hebrew) a mess, a chaotic scene, a circus

**CHUTZPAH: (Yiddish) extreme self-confidence

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PERFORMANCES

London Previews!

Friday 8 July 8pm
The Hearth

Invite only
Contact Slackline Productions

Sunday 24 July 7pm
Drayton Arms Theatre

Click here for tickets

Surfing cruises into Edinburgh Fringe 2022! 
3-29 August at 2.55pm 
The Underbelly, Bristo Square 
Dairy Room 

(not 15 August)
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TSITSIT FESTIVAL

London

October 2021

Brighton, UK
tsitsitfringe.org

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BRIGHTON FRINGE

June 2021

Brighton, UK
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ALSARAYA JAFFA THEATRE

Tel Aviv, Israel
November 2019

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CANAL CAFE THEATRE

Camden Fringe Festival

London, UK

August 2019

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WARREN OUTDOOR SEASON 

September 2020

Brighton, UK
warrenfestival.co.uk
 

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THEATRE PALISADES           

Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

August 2019

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SOCIAL DISTANCING
FESTIVAL

Livestreams
March/April 2020
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PREMIERE AT JW3

London, UK
July 2019

www.jw3.org.uk

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photos

 

videos

 

Audience Reactions from Camden Fringe
 

"Box-eography" Rehearsal

Press

 

Surfing the Holyland Clip: When to Stay out of the Water
 

Surfing the Holyland Character Intros