Don't Look Away
7th May 2019 - 18th May 2019
Downstairs - Pleasance London
8pm, 6pm, 3:30pm
Suitable for ages 12 and above
2015. A young Syrian man enters a community centre, covered in flour and looking for help. He finds Cath, a cleaner, who reluctantly lets him stay in her son’s room. A split second decision which will change her life forever.
Don’t Look Away is a powerful new production from NOVAE theatre, sister company to internationally renowned ensemble Idle Motion. Directed by Nicholas Pitt (Mistero Buffo, Underbelly and Arcola Theatre, Winner of the Stage Award for Acting Excellence) and written by Grace Chapman (It’s Not A Sprint, Pleasance Edinburgh) this is daring theatre inventive in it’s form and astonishing in it’s delivery. A critical tale of compassion and an investigation into our collective response to the international refugee crisis.
Don’t Look Away will preview at Cornerstone and Harrogate Theatre, before transferring to Pleasance Islington. Made with support from Cornerstone, Harrogate Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Pleasance Theatre.
May 15th - Grace Chapman (Writer), Nicholas Pitt (Director) and Jo Cobley (Director of Young Roots, a London-based young refugee support charity)
May 16th - Grace Chapman (Writer), Nicholas Pitt (Director) and Sara Nathan OBE (Co-founder, trustee and host for Refugees At Home)
Tuesday 14th May - Relaxed