Published by Methuen Drama
3 Male 2 Female
"Does Tommy know you're Jewish?"
"Tommy knows I'm Irish"
At 12:37pm on 22 July 1946, the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was bombed
Ninety one people were killed, forty six wounded
The bombing was carried out by right-wing Zionists, targeting the headquarters of the British in Palestine
Two Irish Jewish brothers, Paul and Cecil Green, journey from their Dublin birthplace, to battle antisemitism on the streets of East London
Their Irish nationalism propels them towards Jewish nationalism as they struggle against British Imperialism to form a Jewish nation state
As violence between British soldiers and Jewish terrorists erupts, Paul and Cecil become involved in an act of terrorism that changes both their lives
12:37 raises complex and controversial questions around Jewish violence, homeland and national identity in a stunning new play that is both a hard-hitting historical epic and an intimate family drama