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10 November – 03 December

As part of the TOO CLOSE TO HOME season

I Call My Brothers

Box office: 020 7229 0706

DATE & TIMES

10th November - 3rd December
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PRESS NIGHT
  • Monday 14th November, 7pm

YOUNG PEOPLE'S NIGHT
  • Thursday 17th November, 7:30pm

CAPTIONED NIGHT
  • Thursday 1st December, 7:30pm

A car has exploded. A city is now crippled by fear. Amor walks the streets, doing his best to blend in. For twenty-four, intense hours we walk with him, as the lines between criminal and victim, fantasy and reality become blurred.

What do you do, walking around your own city the day after a terrorist attack, when everyone thinks you look like a terrorist?

I Call My Brothers is a funny, frenzied look at our prejudices toward other people. Directed by Tinuke Craig (dirty butterfly, Young Vic) in her Gate Theatre debut.

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes. 

Please Note:
Due to the exciting and radical set design of this production, a third of the auditorium will be in standing positions with the option to lean as required. If you require a seat, please just talk to our Front of House staff on your way in.

We recommend that our shows are suitable for those aged 14 and over, but leave it to parents' or guardians' discretion. If you have any questions, please call our box office. 

Photo credit: Jon DeBoer

For a PDF version of I Call My Brothers free cast and creatives sheet click here.

CATCH OUR TRAILER
 
10th November - 3rd December, 7:30pm. 3pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees. 
"Gate Theatre at its strongest" – The Evening Standard ★★★★ 
"Angry, intelligent and fiercely gripping" – The Times ★★★★ 
"Captures the danger ... of being classified as part of the 'other'" – The Guardian 
"Artfully constructed ... A criss-cross of memories and media” – WhatsOnStage 
"Sharp and spiked with playful humour" – Reviews Hub
The Gate’s work is made possible by public funding from Arts Council England.

I Call My Brothers is part of the Jerwood Young Designers Programme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Lanna Joffrey trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and
Syracuse University.

Theatre credits include: Timon of Athens (The Factory @ The Willow Globe);
Muse of Fire (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare’s
Globe Theatre); Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s The Commune (Central School of
Speech and Drama); Ironmistress (The Albany Theatre); Blue Stockings
(Central School of Speech and Drama); Measure For Measure (The Factory);
The Two Noble Kinsmen (Instant Classics); That Day (Accidental Festival
@ The Roundhouse); Valiant (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre503, JW3,
WOW Festival Folkestone, Women & War Festival, NY International Fringe
Festival); Nine Parts of Desire (Lyric Stage & Kitchen Theatre) and Measure For
Measure & Sad and Merry Madness (The Public Theater).

Film/Television credits include: Druid Peak, Fishing Naked, Security, Mad To Be
Normal, Delocated, The New Americans.
Spoken Word credits include: Word Up London, Spoken Word London, Farrago
Poetry Slam, Inspired Word, Westside Rhyme, Symphonics, SUBTERRANEAN,
Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Awards: IRNE award, Ovation Award, New York Fringe Performance Award.

Lanna’s verbatim play of women’s war stories, Valiant has received critical
acclaim in London, Edinburgh and New York City. Valiant has also fundraised
for the refugee crisis and women’s charity organisations such as V-Day and
CodePink. Her piece, Reminders was recently published in WordUp London’s
first collection of Spoken Word and her piece, A Story of Before will be featured
in the literary and arts magazine, all the sins.

Lanna is a member of The Factory and Barefoot Theatre Company.
Theatre credits include: Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Told From the Inside
(Royal Court); Five Plays – You Are So Relevant (Young Vic); Robin Hood
(Theatre Royal Stratford East); Hecuba, Othello, The Merchant of Venice
(Royal Shakespeare Company); A Stab in the Dark, Secret Theatre
(Lyric Theatre Hammersmith); Reasons to be Cheerful (Southbank Centre,
New Wolsey Theatre); Shakespeare 365, Henry V (Orange Tree Theatre);
Twelfth Night (Orange Tree Theatre and Tour); The Iceberg (En Mass Theatre
Company); The Red Ladies (The Clod Ensemble); Nabakov Shorts
(Trafalgar Studios); A Thousand Words (Tessellate Theatre Company);
Rosetta Life (National Theatre Studio); The Space Between (Tour); A Lie of the
Mind (Battersea Arts Centre); Good (Sound Theatre); Petrograd (The Old Red
Lion); Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, Twelfth Night (Tremor Cordis).

Film credits include: Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Making It.

Television credits include: Coronation Street (ITV); Paralympic Opening
Ceremony (Channel 4); Come Fly With Me, Whites, Doctors, Beautiful People
(BBC).
Theatre credits include: The Empire (Royal Court).

Television credits include: Terror in the Sky, Silent Witness and Our Girl (BBC); Strike Back (Sky 
1); Hostage (Channel 4); Sand Serpents (Syfy Channel) and Tyrant (Fox and Sky Atlantic). He has 
recently wrapped on the new three-part
BBC One drama Three Girls.

Film credits include: The Sweeney and Rock the Kasbah.
Radio credits include: Silver Street (BBC).
Theatre credits include: Robin Hood; Home Theatre; Pinocchio (Theatre Royal
Stratford East); Game (Almeida Theatre); Hobson’s Choice (Young Vic); Duck!;
The Red Fortress (Unicorn Theatre); Indian Ink (Salisbury Playhouse); The
Railway Children (Nottingham Playhouse); The Country Wife (Watford Palace
Theatre); Trench Brothers (Hackney Music Development Trust).

Film credits include: We Can be Heroes (Heroes Productions Ltd); The Hoarder
(Atlantic Picture Company) and Heroes and Villains (Vertigo Films).
Television credits include: Citizen Khan; Holby City (BBC); Call Red (Thames TV)
and Tennison (ITV).

Radio credits include: A House for Mr Biswas; Rescue Me; God of Small Things
and Chitra for BBC Radio 4.
Heather is a freelance production manager.

Pasts show include: Diary of a Madman (Gate Theatre); Carmen (Blackheath Halls); No Villain (Trafalgar Studios and Old Red Lion); Radiant Vermin (59E59, New York, Soho Theatre, London, and Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Iphigenia Quartet (The Gate Theatre); All or Nothing (The Vaults); Firebird (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs & Trafalgar Studios); Giving, The Argument, The Meeting, 36 Phone Calls, Sunspots, Deluge, Deposit, Elephants and State Red (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); 4000 Days and Grounded (Park Theatre);  Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Trafalgar Studios); The Session (Soho Theatre); Octagon (Arcola Theatre); And Then Came the Nightjars (Bristol Old Vic Studio and Theatre 503); ValhallaAnimals & Cinderella and the Beanstalk  (Theatre 503); Women Centre Stage Festival (NT Temporary space). She assisted on Bull (Young Vic).
Credits for the Gate Theatre include: The Iphigenia Quartet, The Christians and Unbroken.
 
Other theatre credits include: The Lounge (Summer Hall, Edinburgh); Sleepless (Analogue Theatre / Staatsteater Mainz); We’re Stuck (Shoreditch Town Hall); Islands (Bush Theatre); Arabian Nights, The Kilburn Passion, The Wardrobe and Storylabs (Tricycle Theatre); Brainstorm (ICT, National Theatre); Soechon Odyssey (Hi Seoul Festival, Korea); Patrias (Edinburgh International Festival); You Have Been Upgraded (Unlimited Theatre); Better Than Life (Coney); Girl’s Guide To Saving The World (HighTide); Not Now Bernard (Unicorn Theatre); Pim & Theo (NIE / Odsherred Teater, Denmark, Unicorn Theatre);  Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood (China Plate);  A High Street Odyssey (Inspector Sands, National Theatre Watch This Space Festival); Flashes (Young Vic); Mass Observation (Almeida Theatre); Ant Street and Brimstone & Treacle (Arcola Theatre); Gambling (Soho Theatre);The 13 Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo (Royal Shakespeare Company); Quimeras (Sadler’s Wells, Edinburgh International Festival); Plasticine (Southwark Playhouse); Under Milk Wood (Northampton Theatre Royal).

Sound and performance installation credits include: Yes, These Eyes Are The Windows and Have Your Circumstances Changed (ArtAngel).

Radio credits include: 12 Years, The Meet Cute and Duchamps Urinal (BBC Radio 4).

Television credits include: Live from Television Centre: Brainstorm (BBC4, iPlayer), UNSA Astro-science Challenge (Unlimited Theatre, online episodes).
 
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This is Charles’s 14th production at the Gate Theatre, from Blood of Angels (1987) to Body of an American (2014).
 
Other theatre credits include: The Alchemist, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Play for the Nation, Queen Anne, Hecuba, The Christmas Truce, I’ll Be the Devil (RSC); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre); Mojo, Richard III, Posh, Through the Leaves (West End); The River (Broadway); Torn, Choir Boy, The River, Chicken Soup With Barley, The Girlfriend Experience, Now or Later, The Ugly One, Country Music (Royal Court); Ah Wilderness, dirty butterfly, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic); The Events (ATC/Young Vic/New York Theatre Workshop); Minetti (Edinburgh International Festival); The Suppliant Women (ATC/Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Jumpers for Goalposts, The Angry Brigade (Paines Plough/Bush Theatre); Orlando, The Accrington Pals (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Hook (Northampton Royal/Liverpool Everyman); The Borrowers, Catch-22 (Northern Stage); The Tempest (Liverpool Playhouse); Marilyn, Ghosts (Glasgow Citizens); The English Game, Angels in America (Headlong); The Duchess of Malfi, Hedda Gabler (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
 
Dance credits include: Over 30 works with the Richard Alston Dance Company (Sadlers Wells & worldwide); Hyrdrargyrum, Labyrinth of Love, Bloom (Rambert); Run For It (Scottish Ballet/Cultural Olympiad); Magical Night, The Red Balloon (ROH/Aletta Collins); Woman in Memory (Tate Modern/Rosemary Butcher); Shaking World (Beijing Dance Academy); Eden/Eden (Stuttgart Ballet/San Francisco Ballet/Wayne McGregor).
 
Opera/Music credits include: La Bainca Notte (Hamburg Opera); Carmen (Vlaamse Opera); OperaShots, La Voix Humaine (ROH); Carmen, Werther, Saul (Opera North); Silence Night & Dreams (Athens Acropolis); Jordan Town (Errollyn Wallen); Hagoromo, Thimble Rigging (Queen Elizabeth Hall).

Scott Hurran is a theatre and film director and Artistic Director of Ecclesia. Hurran trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and RADA. Directing credits include:

FILM: Pecking Birds (Ex Animo Fund) Career Boy (Official Selection Raindance Film Festival,) Medicine Man (Official Selection Cannes Film Festival, Short FIlm Catergory)

THEATRE Counting Stars by Atiha Sen Gupta (Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe,) Commended for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.  The House of Bernarda Alba (Kings Head Theatre), Three to Four Days (Edinburgh Fringe) Immigrant (Theatre Uncut, Young Vic), The Grandfathers (National Theatre Connections, Theatre Chipping Norton and Oxford Playhouse), and The Seventh Continent (Prague Quadrennial).

Assistant Directing credits include: The Precariat by Chris Dunkley (dir. Chris New, The Finborough) Theatre Uncut (dir. Emma Callander, Theatre Uncut, Young Vic). This Same England (dir. Elizabeth Freestone, RSC and Pentabus Theatre).

As Designer, theatre includes: Orphans of the Grange, Gargantua, The Endless Night (Tricycle Theatre); The Far Side ( South Hill Park); The Legend Of Hamba (Tiata Fahodzi).

As Associate Designer, other theatre includes: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre); Kingston 14 (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo (Tricycle Theatre & Tiata Fahodzi).

As Assistant Designer: Torn, The River, Choir Boy and The Westbridge (Royal Court); I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Landes Theater Niederbayern, Germany); La MusicaThe Changeling (Young Vic).

Tv Credits: The Enfield Haunting (Eleven Films & Sky) – Costume Trainee.

Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey is a Designer and Scenic Artist, she trained at Rose Bruford College. As a Scenic Artist and Costume Prop Maker her work includes: Beauty and The Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East); European Games Opening Ceremony 2015, Azerbaijan; Carnival Messiah (Harewood House & Mahogany Carnival Arts Ltd). 

Tinuke Craig trained as a director at LAMDA and at the National Theatre Studio. In 2014 she won the Genesis Future Director Award and subsequently directed debbie tucker green's dirty butterfly at the Young Vic. She was the Gate Theatre's Associate Director from 2015-2016. She is also a selector for the National Student Drama Festival and an Education Associate Practitioner at the RSC.

As a director, her work in theatre includes dirty butterfly at the Young Vic; Red Sky at Night for Pentabus / Latitude Festival; Market Boy and Busters at Mountview Academy; Waiting for Lefty at the Theatre Royal Haymarket;and Bound East for Cardiff/In the Zone at LAMDA. 

As an assistant/associate director her work includes wonder.land at the National Theatre, Hamlet and All's Well that Ends Well at the RSC; and The Changeling at the Young Vic. 

 

Rachel Willson-Broyles is a freelance translator based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her other translations include Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s novels Montecore and Everything I Don’t Remember and plays INVASION! and I Call My Brothers, as well as Jonas Jonasson’s The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden and Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All. 
Jonas Hassen Khemiri is a novelist and playwright. His novels include One Eye Red (Winner of the Borås Tidning Award for Best Literary Debut Novel), Montecore: The Silence of the Tiger (Winner of the P.O. Enquist Literary Prize and Swedish Radio’s Award for Best Novel), Everything I Don’t Remember. His plays include Invasion! (Winner of the Village Voice Obie Award), God Times Five, The Hundred We Are (Winner of the Hedda Award for best play in Norway) and  ≈[Almost Equal To].

His latest novel, Everything I Don’t Remember, won Sweden’s most prestigious literary prize: The August Award.

 

10 November – 03 December

As part of the TOO CLOSE TO HOME season

I Call My Brothers

Box office: 020 7229 0706

DATE & TIMES

10th November - 3rd December
  • 
                

PRESS NIGHT
  • Monday 14th November, 7pm

YOUNG PEOPLE'S NIGHT
  • Thursday 17th November, 7:30pm

CAPTIONED NIGHT
  • Thursday 1st December, 7:30pm