Saul Reichlin - 'Saul Reichlin is dazzling...stage acting of the highest caliber’... (Off-Broadway run of The Good And The True). Saul's showcase of Sholom Aleichem In The Old Country played to full houses at the Cornelia Street Café Theater, in the West Village, NYC. Most recent: Defence Barrister in Murder Maps UKTV. Recently, Prospero in The Tempest and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Rose Theatre, Bankside: 

Press Quotes


“Astonishing…hilarious...a towering performance”    Metro, critic’s choice

“Evocative  and  enchanting…a  real  treat”      What’s On

“Infectious… far  preferable  to  Fiddler On The Roof”      Time Out

“Hampstead’s  hottest  ticket”      The Stage

                         “A wonderful actor. I have had the most terrific evening”  Sky TV  Events                                        

“Reichlin’s  tour de force…”     Ham & High

“Totally  beguiling”     What’s On

‘Reichlin’s dynamic performance is a startling achievement…the perfect remedy for a cold winter night’  Raphael Abraham,  Islington Gazette

                   'Delivers just as much satisfaction as its bigger and noisier West End counterparts’                                                                              James Inverne, Metro


"Warm and witty…Mr. Reichlin is a pleasure to behold”

Lawrence van Gelder,  New York Times

“Loving, entertaining…it’s most infectious”

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

‘Brilliant  and  Flawless…Explosive…Dazzling Drama…

The  packed audience  were  calling out for more’      Rhonda Cowan,   Jewish Telegraph

‘Funny and surreal’…‘Riotous…a sense of carnival abounds’ The Scotsman ****

‘Stories you never want to end’                Nick Awde,  The Stage

‘Pure, unadulterated genius…the most exciting Jewish story-telling in the world’ 

 The Jewish Telegraph

‘Come and meet the master of the genre’                Three Weeks

‘Great acting’                     Philip Fisher,

‘We were like children in Reichlin’s hands’ 

‘Magical vibrancy’ … ‘The most entrancing performance of Fringe’ ... one of the master storytellers of our age’        The Jewish Telegraph


South Africa

“Quite  outstanding”          The Star

“The stories  fill one with awe and wonder a century later”     Die Burger

“Marvellous… if you’re not Jewish, don’t think you won’t enjoy it”   The Citizen                  

 “Reichlin enthrals his audience”            Jewish Report

“The audiences were enchanted by Saul’s masterful performances”  Jewish Chronicle

“It’s addictive stuff…even the goyim started flinging their arms about… the descriptions of food are almost lascivious”        Cape Argus

 “Good therapy!…Reichlin’s description of life in a household of 11 children must be seen to be believed”                                Die Beeld   (The  Times)


UK review extracts

 “Unlikely as it may seem, these tales of life in a Ukrainian shtetl in the late 19th century have made this one-man show Hampstead’s hottest ticket..”      John Thaxter, The Stage

“His accent is flawless Russo-Jewish without a hint of parody, his broad face and expansive gestures conjuring up a multitude of hilarious unfortunates…The dryness of the humour is offset by the richness of the translated Yiddish language and the joy in living that shines through these                                           folk tales of poverty, foolishness and misfortune”                                                  

Nina Caplan,    Metro (London Evening Standard)

“An amazing performance. So often these English translations of Sholom Aleichem don’t work. He was able, with uncanny accuracy, in body language and expression, to capture the uniqueness of Yiddish. We were very, very impressed.”         

 Esther Held, Yiddish Scholar and Teacher,  Spiro  Ark  Education  Inst.,  Middlesex  University.

“His performance was quite fantastic. These characters could be Chinese, and this type of humour is very familiar. Many people don’t realise that Sholom Aleichem was hugely popular in China. He was seen as a writer of the masses.                            

Xun Zhou, Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.

Author of “Chinese  Perception  of  the  Jews:  a  History  of  You  Tai  (Jews)”

“Saul Reichlin…the most wonderful actor. The humour translates like music…I’ve had the most terrific evening and was only sorry when it finished”                   

 Mark Conneely,   Head of Sky TV Events  (Spectrum Radio)

 'As Shylock Saul Reichlin is superb…The Staqe. Saul is a multi award-winning audiobook narrator, and has recorded over 50 drama documentaries for Sky History Ch