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On Arriving

13 to 22 Jul 2021

Jermyn Street Theatre

Sophia Eleni draws on her family's refugee experience in an award-winning performance.
On Arriving at Jermyn Street Theatre

Image courtesy Jermyn Street Theatre

Show details


"He can see the horizon, beyond today."

Summer sun, clear sky.

Mother sends you to the market in your plastic slippers on a mission for cucumbers, and you return with a fiancé.

Before you blink: a new home, a new baby, a new life planned.

Neighbours mention troubling protests, but those are a far-off news story - until the moment it explodes onto your doorstep.

When your world falls apart, it's left to you to make a decision.

It's time to leave.

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Ivan Faute's plays have been produced in London, Houston and Chicago.

Sophia Eleni, who starred in 15 Heroines, draws on her family's refugee experience in this award-winning performance.

Cat Robey is outgoing Carne Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.

In partnership with charity Refugee Action.

Festival: This show is part of Footprints Festival.

Check our full list of upcoming London and UK theatre festivals here.

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Postal address:
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Previews from:Tuesday 13 July 2021

Closes:Thursday 22 July 2021

Performance days & times


Tuesday 13 July 7.30pm

Thursday 15 July 7.30pm

Friday 16 July 9.30pm

Thursday 22 July 7.30pm


Running time: 1 hr 00 mins




£12 to £19 (In theatre)

£9 to £15 (At home)

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Sophia Eleni


Author: Ivan Faute
Composer: Sophia Eleni
Director: Cat Robey
Lighting: Richard Owen
Sound: Sophia Eleni
Video designer: Richard Owen


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