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'I stood in Shepherds Bush station for an hour on Monday morning. 8 o'clock in the morning, 'cos I wanted someone to touch me, brush past me, bump into me – I don't care; just human touch'

Is it possible to connect in a city of nine million people?

A woman has gone missing in a block of flats overlooking Shepherds Bush Green. No one seems to know her name or where she came from. Charlene can't stop asking questions, Max can't bear to read the paper anymore, Pedro wants to be big in business, Jack wants to be a man, while Tracey just longs for some human contact.

Confronting dislocation, alienation and the need to engage, twelve young people search for an identity and a place in a city which forgets people as their individual lives intertwine in and around the urban turf of Sheperds Bush.

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Cast

Benedict Adeyemi
Rose Romain
Doug Crossley
Emily Penn
Shafiq Mirza
Ruth Wanjiku
Rachel De-lahey
Esther Shelmerdine

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This is gonna be 🔥 https://t.co/egrq9HlNTt
Melissa Saint
@melissasaintt
15 Jul
Yes can’t wait to see @PREEYAKALIDAS on stage , her voice 😍 https://t.co/ERcWL1l4Aq
skylark
@skylark198seven
15 Jul
To be clear, when you theatre people talk about ‘all women this & all women that’ THIS 👇🏾is the diversity I’m looki… https://t.co/LGBtoKPwjk
S Jasmin Phillips
@ShereenJasmin
15 Jul
Great to see @PREEYAKALIDAS heading back to the London stage. She's joining @ShilohCoke @AnoushkaLucas &… https://t.co/4Jf0nGkL1X
Matthew Amer
@MattAmer
15 Jul
SUPER excited to see all beautiful brown people that have been cast recently! Yes you guys!! @KilnTheatrehttps://t.co/IP9GGhlsmk
Nigarish Khan
@WarriorNigs
15 Jul
Hi twitter friends. So I’m on the lookout for a photographer, someone who is good at capturing theatre but live eve… https://t.co/grUuKKDVwA
Tasha Msanide
@tashamsa
10 Jul

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