Special Relationship Productions in association with Anita Creed Productions and Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere of
There or Here
London Theatre 1
Fairy Powered Productions
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.
27 Jan: Post-show Q&A with Writer Jennifer Maisel, hosted by Producer Kevin Shen. More info.
30 Jan: Post-show talkback about BAME experience in society and theatre. More info.
1 Feb: Post Show Conversation with Bechdel Theatre. More info.
“A hugely enjoyable comedic drama... very funny... feel-good theatre” ★★★★★ London Theatre1
“humour and contrasting emotional drama to both entertain and engage” ★★★★ Act Drop
“A clever, taut and emotional play that will make you laugh and cry in equal measure, There or Here is a rare treat.” ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
“sensitively and thoughtfully written... gives the audience plenty to think about” Love London Love Culture
“A thought-provoking piece containing some truly fine performances and cleverly efficient staging... I’d recommend giving it a crack!” Stage Talk
“Each micro-encounter between the characters is full of emotion and weight, whether that be light-hearted laughter or hard-hitting home truths” Miro Magazine
“Every so often there comes along a piece of theatre that strikes a deeply personal note and for me, There or Here is certainly that piece of theatre” LoveLondonCulture
“…a thought-provoking play that touches on reproductive yearnings, sexual desire, cultural imperialism and more… never less than engaging.” The New York Times