Productions

HOME

A festival of new plays exploring, challenging and reimagining the concept of HOME.

5th - 9th May 2020

London - Tristan Bates Theatre

HOME is a festival of script-in-hand performances featuring full-length new plays from some of our most exciting and original voices in contemporary theatre writing.

Five cutting-edge new plays explore what it means to call Britain ‘home’ in 2020 from the unique perspective of female writers with a South Asian background. Book tickets now

About

When the Fire’s Gone Out

by Naylah Ahmed

Directed by Helena Bell

Tuesday 5th May

Two mothers and two dead sons, disparate, yet inextricably connected. When the Fire’s Gone Out examines the impact of terrorism abroad and its legacy at home.

King Troll

by Sonali Bhattacharyya

Wednesday 6th May

Director TBC

How do we overcome structural racism and misogyny without becoming the monster ourselves?  King Troll imagines a mythic island where patriotism is weaponised and the far right are on the march.

Stateless

by Alia Bano

Thursday 7th May

Directed by Tessa Walker

Following the Shamima Begum case, Stateless asks – What is a citizen? How do we determine who belongs and who doesn’t? Who has a right to call the UK ‘home’?

 

 

The Day I Found The Atman

by Sarah Isaac

Friday 8th May

Director TBC

The Day I Found the Atman examines masculinity and conflict within two differing British Asian communities. A modern day tale of love, grief and acceptance.

Empire of the Mind

by Satinder Chohan

Saturday 9th May

Directed by Poonam Brah

Empire of the Mind conjures a 19th century colonial island past and its fallout in a 21st Century psychotic British present.

 

Bonus Event: The Sweet Flood

by Maeve Scullion

Bonus Event: Saturday 9th May at 4pm

Directed by Helena Bell

Loneliness and finding love in unexpected places.  An environmentalist maps out new territory with her new lover.

HOME Writers

When the Fire’s Gone Out

Tuesday 5th May

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Writer: Naylah Ahmed

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Directed by Helena Bell

King Troll

Wednesday 6th May

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Writer: Sonali Bhattacharyya

About the writer

Director TBC

Stateless

Thursday 7th May

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Writer: Alia Bano

About the writer

Directed by Tessa Walker

The Day I Found the Atman

Friday 8th May

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Writer: Sarah Isaac

About the writer

Director TBC

Empire of the Mind

Saturday 9th May

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Writer: Satinder Chohan

About the writer

Directed by Poonam Brah

Bonus Event: The Sweet Flood

Saturday 9th May

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Writer:

About the writer

Directed by Helena Bell

Loneliness and finding love in unexpected places.  An environmentalist maps out new territory with her new lover.

Production Team

Home Plays Production Team

Designer  Helen Coyston

Lighting Designer Tanya Stephenson

Video Designer  Louise Rhoades-Brown

Production Manager 

Stage Manager Jessica Thanki

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