"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.
"Lots of great ideas and complexity of metaphor..."
Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide
"offers a heartfelt vision of how forgiveness is sometimes too much to ask..."
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
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
Darya - Brianna Douglas
Roger - Matt Jamie