The MUJU Crew is a unique theatre group formed of Muslim and Jewish performers who get along so well they are about to celebrate their tenth anniversary together.
For its tenth anniversary, Muslim and Jewish theatre company, the MUJU Crew, presents Come In! Sit Down!, its first main stage co-production at their long-term home, the Tricycle Theatre.
To mark their 10th birthday the Muslim and Jewish theatre collective, based at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, have produced a new show, which they hope will challenge racial stereotypes.
The comedy is called Come In Sit Down by Muju.
On a day when the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported has risen again – and has, as usual, risen to the top of the news – it’s heartening to report on an evening that made an auditorium full of people of different backgrounds and ages laugh a lot together, as a bunch of talented Muslims and Jews mercilessly sent up both with great and good humour.
Folk with Muslim and Jewish backgrounds join forces to explore and take-the-piss out of Islamaphobia and Anti-Semitism.
Cicurel goes behind the scenes of a new Muslim-Jewish comedy
When it comes to the sometimes strained relationship between Muslims and Jews, who would have thought there is room for laughter? Well, according to two young theatre directors, add some un-PC humour and the two communities actually have more in common than first meets the eye.
The idea of a sketch group featuring a mix of Muslims and Jews making jokes about Islamophobia and anti-Semitism sounds like an idea for a comedy sketch itself. Yet that is exactly what the MUJU Crew is.
"The line between humour and offence can be a fine one. On the whole we don’t do blasphemy. We’ll mock people & communities of a certain religion – but not the religion itself. Lines can get blurred and of course nothing is ever black or white. So I guess it just comes down to judgement. But comedy is a great device to explore difficult issues."
"We’re very excited to be welcoming the MUJU Crew to our studio this week! This theatre collective brings together Muslims and Jews (if you hadn’t already guessed) to share their incredible talent and passion on stage."
The MUJU Crew is a group of Muslim and Jewish writer-performers who came together to make creative work and break down the conventional barriers that exist between the two communities.