The Gate’s first production to open since moving to 26 Crowndale Road will be Sami Ibrahim’s A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain.
Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every other waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping that the King will let her live within the city walls.
She comes from a far-away land.
She is searching for sanctuary.
And this is what we call a hostile environment.
From award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim (Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award 2019), comes a poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own. Directed by Gate Theatre’s Associate Director Yasmin Hafesji. A Gate Theatre production, in association with Paines Plough and Rose Theatre.
A further season of work will be announced shortly as well as farewell activity at the original venue on Pembridge Road in Notting Hill.
Wednesday 19 October – Saturday 5 November (not Sundays)
Evening performances at 7.30pm, Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
PWYC Performance: Saturday 22 October, 2.30pm
Audio-Described Performance: Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm
A touch tour is available before the audio-described performance (get in touch to book)
Captioned Performance: Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm
Supporters’ Night: Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance: Monday 31 October, 7.30pm
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