19 Oct - 5 Nov 2022
19:30, 14:30

A Gate Theatre, Paines Plough and Rose Theatre production.

A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain

A poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own.

£18, with concessions

‘We all live under the same sky.
It’s just that, beneath that sky, there’s some arsehole saying “don’t stand here, stand over there and shut your mouth”.’

 

Elif shears sheep for a rich landowner. Every other waking hour she spends queuing outside the palace, hoping that the King will let her live within the city walls.

 

She comes from a far-away land.
She is searching for sanctuary.
And this is what we call a hostile environment.

About

From award-winning playwright Sami Ibrahim, a poetic fable of an impenetrable immigration system that mirrors our own. Directed by Gate Theatre's Associate Director Yasmin Hafesji. A Gate Theatre production, in association with Paines Plough and Rose Theatre.

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Access information

We are delighted to welcome you to our venue.

 

We are fully wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessing 26 Crowndale, please visit our dedicated access page.

Content guidance: swearing; references to sex, death, murder.

 

PWYC Performance: Saturday 22 October, 2.30pm

 

Audio-Described Performance: Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm

 

A touch tour is available before the audio-described performance on Tuesday 25 October (get in touch to book)

 

Captioned Performance: Wednesday 26 October, 7.30pm

 

Supporters’ Night: Thursday

 

Relaxed Performance: Monday 31 October, 7.30pm