The Glass Will Shatter

A UK Premiere of a powerful and thrilling play exploring the role of faith and our feeling of belonging in a school environment.
The Glass Will Shatter at Omnibus Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Omnibus Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 21 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 8 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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The performance includes creative captioning and will be followed by a post-show chat.

Written by Joe Marsh (Playwright on attachment at the Finborough Theatre), directed by Lilac Yosiphon (JMK finalist 2019, Trainee Director with Graeae), Lighting and Projection by Will Monks (Nominated for both Best Video and Lighting Designer, Off West End Awards), Cast includes Josephine Arden (ROH) and Nadia Nadif (The Scar Test, Soho Theatre).  

Althea Theatre is an international ensemble made of British and non-British actors and theatre makers based in London, nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble in 2017.

By exploring national and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues prevalent in society today.

Previous shows have toured around the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.   


'I forgive the way you see me in your dreams'.

Rebecca is still having nightmares about the events in her classroom from the time she was teaching Amina, or is it Amina that is still having nightmares?

Through a series of flashbacks to the classroom, we see how a sequence of misguided decisions led to an incident of violence, which changed the lives of all characters.

A UK Premiere of a powerful and thrilling play exploring the role of faith and our feeling of belonging in a school environment.

THE GLASS WILL SHATTER investigates the consequences of the Prevent Strategy in schools and how it ignites, rather than extinguishes, radicalisation on both sides.

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Omnibus Theatre

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1 Clapham Common Northside
London SW4 0QW

Box office tel: 020 7498 4699

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Previews from:Tuesday 21 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 8 February 2020

Performance days & times


2-30pm, 4pm





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Josephine Arden

Nadia Nadif


Author: Joe Marsh
Director: Lilac Yosiphon
Lighting: Will Monks
Projections: Will Monks
Production: Althea Theatre

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