Special Relationship Productions in association with Anita Creed Productions and Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere
By Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
Date and time: Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Previews – £14.50
Standard – £18.00
Concessions – £16.50
Child (Under 16) £13*
Essential companion goes free
The producers of the 2013 hit Yellow Face (Park Theatre/ National Theatre transfer) are opening the Park90 2018 season with There or Here: a dramatic comedy about relationships, race, belonging and… outsourcing.
Jennifer Maisel’s poignant comedy follows the journey of Robyn and Ajay; when illness prevents them from having a child of their own, they return to India – the country of Ajay’s birth – to outsource their pregnancy. As they come together to face this next step in their lives, their increasing inability to be each other’s comfort drives them to seek solace from strangers on the other end of their phone lines in the unlikeliest of places – call centres, drive thrus and even sex lines…
Through sharp writing and witty observation, There or Here explores what happens in this changing world when couples forego face-to-face communication in favour of the virtual.
The cast includes: Lucy Fenton, Manish Gandhi, Ursula Mohan, Chris Nayak and Rakhee Thakrar.
“…a thought-provoking play that touches on reproductive yearnings, sexual desire, cultural imperialism and more… never less than engaging.” – The New York Times