I’ve spent so much of my life wondering…passing people on the street…and now, yeah…this.
When Tom meets Samad it’s like he’s coming face to face with himself. They have the same gestures, the same instincts…even the same handwriting. It’s as if a lifetime of questions can now be answered, as if all that that was missing is now found.
But as they get closer, and their lives become more entangled, the insurmountable truth of their past threatens to bring everything crashing to the ground.
The Arrival is a taut family drama about missed connections and those ties that bind too tightly. About the pain of finding – and losing – something you never had. A debut play by Olivier Award-winning theatre director Bijan Sheibani (The Brothers Size, Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation).
21 November - 18 JanuaryFrom £10
30 November and 7, 14, 21 December and 4, 11, 18 JanuaryFrom £10
4, 11, 18 December and 8, 15 JanuaryFrom £10
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Tue 10 Dec 7.30pm
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“so many women have been lost at seaso many stories have been swept away” Meet the cast of Chiaroscuro, an explosive gig-theatre event that breathes new life into Scottish National Poet Jackie Kay’s masterpiece. Aisha, Yomi, Beth and Opal couldn’t be more different, but when Aisha hosts a dinner party, the friends soon discover that…
Our work experience student Hana tells us about her time at the Bush Theatre. It sounds a little cliché, but I can honestly say I’ve had a wonderful week of work experience at the Bush Theatre. Obviously when we think of theatre we tend to focus on what happens on stage, in front of an…
Caryl Phillips, writer of Strange Fruit, describes the context of his debut play in the Preface to the playtext published by Oberon Books. It’s available from our online book shop. I wrote ‘Strange Fruit’ during the autumn of 1979. I had graduated from university in June of the same year with a desire to write, but this was long before the…