The Infidel the Musical

Published on: Oct 23, 2014


The Infidel the Musical

Based on David Baddiel’s smash hit movie of the same name, this hilarious and heart-warming tale is the ultimate identity crisis comedy.

East End Muslim Mahmoud is an ordinary family man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers that not only is he adopted, but that his birth parents are Jewish. The resulting cultural and religious chaos leads to an uproarious and insightful comedy about race, prejudice, confusion and what it really means to be yourself.

Featuring book and lyrics by David Baddiel and music by Erran Baron Cohen(composer for Borat, Bruno and The Dictator), this edgy new musical is packed full of great new songs including I’m a Jew, Sexy Burka and Put a Fatwa on it.




Type & Version
Oct 04, 2014– 02 Nov, 2014 Musical, Original
Theatre Royal, Stratford, UK






Timelapse video of The Infidel the Musical set going in. Our technical manager, Ricky Parr tells us what goes on before we put a show on stage.




Reviews: this is what they all said !


Timeout London

The Guardian

What’s On Stage

The Telegraph

London Theatre

The Independent







Alexander Andreou as Arshad
Andrew Paul as Lenny
Gary Wood as Rasheed
Kev Orkian as Mahmoud
Melanie Marshall as Muna
Melanie Masson as Mrs Keyes
Mina Anwar as Saamiyah
Siobhan Athwal as Ji-Ji
Steven Serlin as Rabbi



Creative Crew


Writer, Book & Lyrics David Baddiel
Composer Erran Baron Cohen
Additional Material Arvind Ethan David
Directed by David Baddiel and Kerry Michael
Set & Costume Designer Nick Barnes
Choreography by Liam Steel
Musical Supervisor Mike Dixon
Musical Direction by Matt Smith
Lighting Design by Philip Gladwell
Sound Design by Ed Clarke
Projection Design by Dick Straker
Assistant Director Pooja Ghai
Casting Director Anne Vosser
Workshop Musical Direction Barney Ashworth


Full Cast Bio’s from


Alexander Andreou

Alex Andreou left a promising career in law – much to the chagrin of his mother – to train as an actor at The Poor School at the tender age of 38. Since then he has played, mostly, very unpleasant people on stage.

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