On Arriving


A new one-woman play, exploring a young refugee's fight for survival, as her country falls apart before her eyes.
On Arriving at The Vaults

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2020
Starts: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Closes: Sunday 9 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 15+

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Background


Sophia Eleni performs with deep, personal connection to the story of home and war, her own family having been made refugees when fleeing Cyprus in 1974 after the Turkish invasion.


The play is directed by Cat Robey, Deputy Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.


It is written by Ivan Faute, an award winning playwright from the US, who has worked with Bosnian refugees in America and minority students in Vietnam, where he lived for several years.


Note: this production contains themes some people may find distressing.


Synopsis


On Arriving is a new one-woman play, exploring a young refugee's fight for survival, as her country falls apart before her eyes.


We are transported back and forth through memories as she shares her journey; from the familiarity of joking with friends and navigating young love, to what it means to lose loved ones and what we call home.


Presented through a non-linear structure - reflecting the way we recall memories - this brave, poetic play looks at the human moments of one person's choice to leave a place they have known their entire life, to set off for something unknown.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes:Sunday 9 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 6‑00pm

Friday ‑ 6‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 6‑00pm

Sunday ‑ 6‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


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From £12.00

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Cast


Sophia Eleni

Creatives


Author: Ivan Faute
Composer: Sophia Eleni
Director: Cat Robey
Sound: Sophia Eleni
Production: Annie Tayler; Searchout Theatre

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