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Alex & Eliza

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The Main Theatre

Wednesday 9 October 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 / £7.50 (student)

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As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. Old and wrinkly, slow in speech and speed. The separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory. 

Now she makes her own olive oil and mango pickle and butter.
Sits in the afternoon sun brushing her grandchildren’s hair.
Knits sweaters for the winter and makes cakes.
She had lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years of her life.

Nothing out of the ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar.

An ARC Stockton Production, written and directed by Umar Butt.

“Alex & Eliza is a wonderfully engaging, moving and funny piece of theatre which deals with the devastation caused by the Partition of India in a personal and accessible way. The storytelling delivery brings discussions about racial identity, religion and immigration into a family narrative which will make the audience laugh and cry in equal amounts. The show has the capacity to engage a wide range of audiences from young people discovering their identity and heritage, to older people exploring their impact on their own families and appealing to anyone who feels different or ‘other’”  Katy Taylor, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

 

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