The production of BBC Writer’s Academy’s Mahad Ali‘s play will run at Theatre503 from the 14th February.

Written by BBC Writer’s Academy and 503Five alumnus Mahad Ali and co-produced by Theatre503 and Rose Theatre Kingston’s current Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellow, Layla Madanat alongside Mahad Ali for Relentless Productions, My Brother’s Keeper is a story if intricate relationships within a community on the brink of great change.

This production is set to be directed by Robert Awosusi, with designs by Amanda Ramasawmy, Emily Dickson as Production Manager and Stage Manager Aiman Bandali.

Two refugee brothers. A small British town hostile to immigration. My Brother’s Keeper charts a story of love, pain and learning in building community.

Refugee brothers Aman and Hassan are dispersed to live in a British seaside town. In desperate need of business, hotelier Bill Bradley and his son Aidan agree to house them but face animosity from their community for doing so. As Aidan takes Aman under his wing and they draw ever closer, they soon learn the utopia they create for themselves in the hotel is no match for the real world and must confront the hostile climate they live in.

Relentless Productions is a new theatre company founded by Layla Madanat & Mahad Ali. It aims to bring diverse stories to the stage that challenge, provoke thought and motivate action on issues pertinent to the times we live in.

Mahad Ali has recently been selected to be a part of the 2022/23 Sky Comedy Rep with Birmingham Rep and Sky Studios. He was also a part of the inaugural Tamasha Theatre Playwriting group and has had performances at Stratford Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rich Mix, Park and Soho Theatre with Tamasha and Paines Plough. Mahad was part of BBC Studios Writers Academy 2021, where he worked on a continuing drama series.

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