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Hurling Rubble at the Sun

by Avaes Mohammad

+++ WARNING: contains scenes of simulated physical violence which some audience members may find disturbing +++

★★★★ "Arresting" The Times
★★★★ "Powerful... chilling" Time Out
"You need to see these plays – I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again"  A Younger Theatre

That side of town. July 2005. One blistering night. One blazing day. T labours over hot-plates cooking up the final ingredients for his mission while his mother labours over a hot stove, cooking up his final meal. Wearied by staring into all-consuming retribution, T reaches out to her seeking fresh insight. Desperate to be folded into her bosom once again, instead he’s thrust onto a course of his own design, but with a force far greater than his alone.

"Sometimes all you can do is make them see what it is they're doing to you. What they've done to you. What they've turned you into. Sometimes that's all you have left to show."

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Support and Advice

If you have seen show, been affected by its themes and would like more information, support and advice then please click here to download this document with contact details for a number of organisations. 

Post Show Discussions

If you've seen this show or are planning to come, then please consider being part of the debate in one of our post show discussions

These events are free to ticket holders from any night and begin after Hurling Rubble at the Moon, at approximately 22.15.

Sat 23rd May
Post show discussion with youth panel from You Press, a social enterprise exploring and promoting the opinions of young people. Panelists: Katherine Tucker, Noël Williams, Aysan Kazim, Aimee Valerie and Zaneta Denny.

Weds 27th May
Post show discussion with Jez Bond (Artistic Director, Park Theatre and Director of Hurling Rubble at the Moon), Rod Dixon (Artistic Director, Red Ladder and Director of Hurling Rubble at the Sun), Avaes Mohammed (Playwright) and the cast.

Tues 2nd June
Post show discussion hosted by Avaes Mohammad (playwright, Hurling Rubble) with Myriam Francois-Cerrah (freelance journalist), Hassan Mahamdallie (Co-Director, Muslim Institute), Ziauddin Sardar (Author and Chair, Muslim Institute) and Jatinder Verma (Artistic Director, Tara Arts)

Fri 5th June
Post show discussion hosted by Catrin Nye (BBC) with Sunder Katwala (Director, British Future), Avaes Mohammad (Playwright, Hurling Rubble), Rod Dixon (Director, Hurling Rubble at the Sun) and Anthony Clavane.


The action moves smoothly, under Rod Dixon's direction… Top quality musical drama, exceedingly good and thoroughly uplifting. Viva Red Ladder!
– WhatsOnStage (on Rod Dixon’s production of We’re Not Going Back)