Arcola Theatre in association with DOT Theatre presents

Meet Me At Dawn

by Zinnie Harris

Directed by Murat Daltaban

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★★★★★ (Upper Circle) ★★★★★ (Theatre Full Stop) ★★★★ (The Stage)
★★★★ (Broadway World) ★★★★ (Gay Times) ★★★★ (Morning Star)

Marianne Oldham (Robyn) – Best Female Performance in a Play

What do you do when you are marooned on a tiny sand bank with your girlfriend and she starts to go crazy? That is a question for you angels.”

Two women wash up on a distant shore following a boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart.

From multi-award winning writer Zinnie Harris (How To Hold Your Breath, Royal Court; Further than the Furthest Thing, National Theatre), Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be.

Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, it comes to London for the first time in a new production by Murat Daltaban, whose staging of Zinnie HarrisRhinoceros (after Ionesco) at the Edinburgh Lyceum won critical acclaim in 2017.

★★★★★ “Zinnie Harris strikes again ... an hour of expert theatre in its purest form.”Upper Circle

★★★★★ “Oldham and Hardwick’s performances are stunning ... undeniably moving”Theatre Full Stop

★★★★ “Harris’ deft script ... is accompanied by a score by Oguz Kaplangi that’s so good you barely notice it.”The Stage

★★★★ “Beautifully written ... Harris' retelling dazzles in its simplicity.”BroadwayWorld UK

★★★★ “Compelling throughout ... an intelligent play ... a pair of impressive acting performances”Gay Times

★★★★ “A remarkable production, with two finely measured performances.”Morning Star

★★★★ “A gripping fable-esque story about love and loss and everything in between ... showcases two brilliant performances”Hayley Sprout