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HOME

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

October 2021

Due to COVID-19, our HOME festival is now cancelled.

But we will be presenting the script-in-hand performances in October 2021, so keep your eyes peeled!

Although live performances are paused for the moment, you can discover more about our future production plans for Noor and our digital body of work here

Keep well and stay safe,

Team Kali

 

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 2021 from the unique perspective of female writers with a South Asian background.

About

When the Fire’s Gone Out

by Naylah Ahmed

Directed by Helena Bell

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

Directed by Anna Himali Howard

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

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’?

Empire of the Mind

by Satinder Chohan

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.

DISCOVERY Saturday: The Sweet Flood

by Maeve Scullion

Directed by Helena Bell

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

DISCOVERY Saturday: The Day I Found The Atman

by Sarah Isaac

Directed by Janet Steel

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.

HOME Plays

When the Fire’s Gone Out

Tuesday 12 October, 7pm

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Writer: Naylah Ahmed

About the writer

Directed by Helena Bell

Stateless

Wednesday 13th October, 7pm

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Writer: Alia Bano

About the writer

Directed by Tessa Walker

Empire of the Mind

Thursday 14 October, 7pm

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Writer: Satinder Chohan

About the writer

Directed by Poonam Brah

King Troll

Friday 15 October, 7pm

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Writer: Sonali Bhattacharyya

About the writer

Directed by Anna Himali Howard

DISCOVERY Saturday: Sweet Flood

Saturday 16 October

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Writer: Maeve Scullion

About the writer

Directed by Helena Bell

DISCOVERY Saturday: The Day I Found The Atman

Saturday 16 October

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Writer: Sarah Isaac

About the writer

Directed by Helena Bell

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.

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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