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ensemble theatre · althea theatre · Ages 15+ · United Kingdom

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DAVID BARBER certified reviewer · June 18, 2017
tagged as: thought-provoking · funny · touching
Young man meets barmaid in a London pub in this beautifully written and acted play. Their interaction provokes a lot of thought about the nature of what "home" is, but you're not bashed over the head with it! Their characters are well drawn and completely held my attention. It's a charming and riveting production.... full review

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ANDREW HOLMES · June 18, 2017
This for me was like being back in London, in a pub after work. With just two actors, the atmosphere and character of after-hours England was evoked wonderfully. ... full review

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SPENCER FRANKEBERGER · June 19, 2017
A rather patient but thought-provoking journey as a fly on the wall in essence in a bar watching a fascinating slice of life unfold.... full review

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ASHLEY STEED stage raw and la bitter lemons · June 21, 2017
Having moved from London back to LA on the day my UK visa expired, I couldn’t help but empathize with Hannah (Lilac Yosiphon, who also wrote the play), an Israeli woman who once taught music but now works as a barmaid in London while “in-between visas.” In walks Jordan (Sam Elwin, who wrote the music), a 21-year-old British man who, after losing his job, wonders if he should move back home. “Home is where the pub is,” says Hannah. She wants to make London her home, even if governmental red tape makes it difficult for her. Their connection is immediate and sincere as they both open up about their lives and hopes. The play then jumps forward ten years. Jordan has moved on and built a life, while Hannah seems to be in stasis. Her once giggly ch... full review

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ZEDRICK RESTAURO certified reviewer · June 23, 2017
Blown away by the writing, the performances, and the chemistry between the actors. One of the best shows I've seen at the Hollywood Fringe this year!... full review

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MARCUS J FREED · June 23, 2017
Beautiful! The UK-based touring company Althea Theatre had a short run of performances at the Hollywood Fringe: their success with a string of bookings around California was our loss because this is a beautifully-written play and deserves a far greater exposure in the Los Angeles theatre scene. I would like to see it staged in one of the mainstream houses like the Ahmanson or Kirk Douglas - it is a beautiful two-hander that explores the concepts of home, returning to our birthplace, and creating new homes where we are. A kind of theatrical cousin to the notion of “if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with” (or love the place you’re in). The two actors, Lilac Yosiphon & Sam Elwin, present beautifully understated perfo... full review

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