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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).
"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.
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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London W12 8LJ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑45pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday - 2-45pm
Saturday - 2-45pm
Audio described performance:
Sat 27 Oct, 2.45pm
Author: Estelle Savasta, translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith
Director: Omar Elerian