“One works. One looks around. One meets people. But very little communication takes place… That is the nature of this little island.”
As five apparently unrelated characters meet in a seemingly insignificant garden, the autumnal sun shines overhead and everybody waits for rain. What they discuss is superficially anything that can pass the time. What is portrayed is the very essence of England, Englishness, class, unfulfilled ambition, loves lost, and homes that no longer exist.
Storey’s timeless play is a beautiful, compassionate, tragic and darkly funny study of the human mind and a once-great nation coming to terms with its new place in the world.
Following last year’s critically acclaimed sell-out run of Dennis Potter’s ‘Brimstone & Treacle’, SEArED return to the Arcola with the first major London revival in nearly 20 years of David Storey’s quiet masterpiece ‘Home’.
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“David Storey’s conversational meditation on ageing and sanity proves a vehicle for some fine acting in this intimate revival” The Times
“An affectionate, intelligently acted revival- an apt celebration of Storey” The Evening Standard
“Handsomely acted revival…deeply ambiguous, elegiac…terrifically funny” ★★★★ The Metro
“Amelia Sears’ heartfelt production” ★★★★ The Sunday Times
“an admirable revival…Storey’s play remains a work of haunting, elegiac power.” The Guardian
“Sears’s finely modulated production transmits a keen sense of the aching regret in this poetic and deeply humane piece” The Independent
“Amelia Sears’s fine, beautifully acted production” Timeout
“it sticks in the mind long after the last exchange.” The Times
“an intimate, gorgeous production” Telegraph
“this revival is intriguingly amusing and a rare chance to see David Storey’s work on a London stage.” The British Theatre Guide
”an intensely funny, poignant and inspiring production…fantastically upheld by the five cast members, who are all perceptively flawless.” A Younger Theatre
“SEArED’s production of Home is as quietly beautiful as Storey’s writing…a strong and desolate play” ★★★★ The Upcoming
Opening performances (23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th October) – all tickets £12
Monday – Saturday evenings at 8pm – £17 (£12 concessions)
Saturday matinees at 3pm (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd November) £14 (£12 concessions)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays
Running time: 1hr 45 minutes straight through, no interval
Recommended for ages 12+