The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk by S. Ansky in a translation by Golda Werman

Almeida Theatre, 19 May 2021

(a semi-staged reading)


On the day of her wedding, Leah is possessed by a dybbuk – the spirit of her former lover who died after learning of her engagement to another man.

Set in the vanished, mystically religious world of 19th-century Eastern European Hasidism, S. Ansky’s The Dybbuk is a complex and meticulously crafted tragedy in which two lovers, betrothed before birth and denied earthly communion, are ultimately bound together for all eternity.


You can watch a digital recording of the reading here: The Dybbuk


Ilan Goodman, Joshua Higgott, David Horovitch, Sara Kestelman, Lilit Lesser, Elliot Levey, Andy Nyman, Jos Slovick, Esther Smith, Eleanor Wyld

Director: Audrey Sheffield
Composer and Musical Director: Osnat Schmool
Lighting Design: Fraser Craig

Casting: Ginny Schiller

Photos: Isha Shah