When Tom and Samad meet for the first time, they are stunned by the similarities they share. In spite of Tom’s adoption and all the years spent apart, the two brothers are joined by an undeniable biological bond.
But as they become closer and their lives entangle, they realise that finding each other comes at a price.
A taut family drama about obsession, betrayal and the human need to belong, The Arrival is a World Premiere written and directed by Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Brothers Size).
06 December - 18 JanuaryFrom £10
7, 14, 21 December and 4, 11, 18 JanuaryFrom £10
11, 18 December and 8, 15 JanuaryFrom £10
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Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of The Arrival after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Kathleen Fraser-Jackson shares her story of reconnecting with her biological family and discovering siblings she didn’t know she had. A journey that took her to Canada, Scotland and Shepherd’s Bush. As seen on the popular ITV show Long Lost Family. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Tue 10 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 21 Dec 2.30pm
This production contains references to suicide. Loud noises and haze are also used in this production.
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I have been asked in the past whether male vulnerability is a running theme in my work. Barber Shop Chronicles and The Brothers Size, two plays I recently directed, and my play The Arrival, all look at the way men open themselves up to one another and the difficulties men have in doing that. They also explore to varying degrees…
This autumn we’re preparing for the World Premiere of The Arrival which sees Award-Winning director Bijan Sheibani make his debut as a playwright. As we prepare to open this gripping family drama about two brothers meeting for the first time, we wanted give you some essential facts about the mastermind behind this show. Bijan is…
As we announce Trish Cooke as our first Writer in Residence, we’ve put together some essential facts you really should know about the multi award-winning playwright and children’s book writer. 1. She has written one of the 100 best children’s books of all time In 1994 Trish wrote the children’s book So Much, which captured…