Inspired by bus journeys, bumpy flights and the current news, and following a critically acclaimed international tour, Althea Theatre will present There’s No Place Like at The Brick Lane Theatre Festival this June ahead of their US Summer Tour.
Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK. Now she works in a pub. Jordan lost his mum six months ago. Six days ago, he lost his job too. With nothing to keep him here, Jordan walks into Hannah’s pub looking for an answer to the question: is it time to go home? And, if the answer is ‘yes’ – where exactly is that?
Combining award-winning theatre with a stunning live soundtrack, There’s No Place Like is a bittersweet and timely play about longing, belonging and immigration.
Lilac Yosiphon comments, There’s No Place Like keeps surprising me with how relevant it becomes from day to day. I wrote it in 2015 before the election because I wanted to address how we perceive ‘home’ from a British and non-British point of view and to question our own preconceptions about why immigrants choose to come to the UK, or any other country for that matter. As governments change and new policies are being written, it is so important to remember: we are the bridges and we, individually and collectively, can form connections across borders and across languages.
There’s No Place Like is at The Brick Lane Theatre Festival 6th – 10th June.