Arcola Theatre in association with DOT Theatre presents

Meet Me At Dawn

by Zinnie Harris

Directed by Murat Daltaban

★★★★★

“Zinnie Harris strikes again … an hour of expert theatre in its purest form.” (The Upper Circle)

★★★★

“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)


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

★★★★ “"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