Going Through

by Estelle Savasta and translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith
A co-production with the Institut Français du Royaume Uni as part of its Cross Channel Theatre and En Scène! programmes
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28 Mar to 27 Apr
UK Premiere
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.

“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.

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 (Misty, NASSIM). It is translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith.

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28 March - 27 AprilFrom £10

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6, 13, 20, 27 AprilFrom £10

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