Going Through


For as long as she can remember, Nour has lived with Youmna. Youmna is beautiful and gentle and good, and she smells like the wind. She's also deaf. But Youmna is not Nour's mother, even though she wishes she was.
Going Through at Bush Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Bush Theatre
Starts: Thursday 28 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Writer and director Estelle Savasta runs 'Hippolyte a mal au cœur', a company creating ground-breaking bilingual work based in France.


Her first play Seule dans ma peau d'âne received acclaim at the 2008 Molières awards.


Going Through (originally Traversée) is her second play and premieres in London at the Bush Theatre in 2018.


Going Through is a poetic and touching story of one girl's journey through adolescence, across borders and through a well-guarded secret.


This bilingual production seamlessly mixes English and British Sign Language and is directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (NASSIM, One Cold Dark Night, Islands).


Synopsis


"The little box is on the shelf.


She is allowed to look at it and to touch it.


I am not allowed to open it.


She is not allowed to open it.


I promised.


She promised."


For as long as she can remember, Nour has lived with Youmna.


Youmna is beautiful and gentle and good, and she smells like the wind.


She's also deaf.


But Youmna is not Nour's mother, even though she wishes she was.


Youmna's journey begins without warning.


The men come to drive Nour to a new life faraway, in a better place for girls like her.


All she can take with her is a little box and the memory of Youmna's loving hands.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 28 March 2019

Press night:Friday 5 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 27 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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Access information


Audio described performance:

Sat 27 Oct, 2.45pm


Creatives


Author: Estelle Savasta, translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith
Director: Omar Elerian

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