"The weight of this sad time we must obey;
Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say."
From King Lear by William Shakespeare
For the first time in ten years Darya, and her father, Roger, meet in the transit lounge of Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
She is a dual-national, trapped between two cultures, living through trauma; with a singing voice that lights the darkness. He is a professor of music, blinded by privilege, with a narrow view of the political landscape.
As they reach out to one another, an event a world away impacts their reconciliation.
27 – 28 January 2017
Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RH
7 – 8 February 2017
The Byre, Abbey St, St Andrews KY16 9LA
26 February 2017
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
28 February 2017
Octagon Bolton, Howell Croft S, Bolton BL1 1SB
2 March 2017
Arts Centre Washington, Biddick Ln, Washington NE38 8AB
9 – 11 March
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
14 – 15 March
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8LY
Creator & Director - Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Writer - Steven Gaythorpe
Composer - Mariam Rezaei
Choreographer - Nadia Iftkhar
Associate Lighting Designer - Louise Anderson
Design Associate - Jaheda Choudhury-Potter
Illustrator - Erin McGrath
Researcher - Elizabeth Scott
Production-Stage Manager - Stacey Choudhury-Potter
Deputy Stage Manager - Beatrice Galloway