Inspired by bus journeys, bumpy flights and the current news, There’s No Place Like marks the US debut of international company Althea Theatre.
Hannah was a teacher before she moved to the UK. Now she works in a pub.
Jordan lost his mum six months ago. Six days ago, he lost his job, too.
With nothing to keep him here, Jordan walks into Hannah’s pub looking for an answer to the question: is it time to go home? And, if the answer is ‘yes’ – where exactly is that?
Combining award-winning theatre with a stunning live soundtrack, There’s No Place Like is a bittersweet and timely play about longing, belonging and immigration.
Following a sold out run in London’s West End and a critically acclaimed international tour, Althea Theatre are proud to present the American premiere of There’s No Place Like this summer.
Written by Lilac Yosiphon
Directed by Marianne Mayer and Mike Cole
Set and costumes by Carolina Herran and Kitty Roe
Music by Sam Elwin
Performed by Sam Elwin and Lilac Yosiphon
“Well directed, well written and superbly performed – I have no doubt-there are layers that will still be developed to make Lilac Yosiphon’s first full length play in English a timeless classic.”
★★★★★ David Rumelle for Remotegoat
“There’s No Place Like and Althea Theatre really capture the spirit of the fringe: creating meaningful, bold, and thoroughly enjoyable theatre..”
★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
“A touching piece about belonging, and what we consider to make something our ‘home’ – just the tonic for an uncertain political climate.”
★★★★ Mind The Blog
“An impressive amount of humour and humility is brought to these culturally and politically important issues of struggling to belong and find an identity for oneself in a world where civil war is rife, immigration necessary and transience of being is not your choice.”
“A tour de force of romantic and political drama”
-The Northern Powerhouse
“A real gem”
About Althea Theatre:
Althea Theatre is an international ensemble made of British, European and non-European actors based in London who write and devise original theatre. They were recently nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble. By exploring national and international viewpoints, the company seeks to challenge issues prevalent in European society today.
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