Presented as part of the Brick Lane Theatre Festival, Althea Theatre will present There’s No Place Like from the 6th to the 11th June at The Old Truman Brewery.
Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK. Now she works in a pub. Jordan lost his mum six months ago. Six days ago, he lost his job, too. With nothing to keep him here, Jordan walks into Hannah’s pub looking for an answer to the question: is it time to go home? And, if the answer is ‘yes’ – where exactly is that?
Lilac Yosiphon’s new play combines theatre with a live soundtrack to explore longing, belonging and immigration.
Talking about the play Lilac Yosiphon said: “There’s No Place Like keeps surprising me with how relevant it becomes from day to day. I wrote it in 2015 before the election because I wanted to address how we perceive ‘home’ from a British and non-British point of view and to question our own preconceptions about why immigrants choose to come to the UK, or any other country for that matter. As governments change and new policies are being written, it is so important to remember: we are the bridges and we, individually and collectively, can form connections across borders and across languages.”
The production is directed by Marianne Mayer and Mike Cole, with set and costume design by Carolina Herran and Kitty Roe and music by Sam Elwin. It will be performed by Sam Elwin and Lilac Yosiphon.
The Brick Lane Theatre Festival is organised by the Old Red Lion Theatre to programme a summer season of theatre in a highly coveted space on Brick Lane, running until the 2nd July.
There’s No Place Like will run as part of the Brick Lane Theatre Festival from the 6th to the 11th June. For more information visit: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/theres-no-place-like.html