Arcola Theatre in association with DOT Theatre presents

Meet Me At Dawn

by Zinnie Harris

Directed by Murat Daltaban

★★★★★ (Upper Circle) ★★★★ (The Stage) ★★★★ (Broadway World)
★★★★ (Gay Times) ★★★★ (Morning Star) ★★★★ (Hayley Sprout)

OFF-WEST END AWARD NOMINATION
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

“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-eque story about love and loss and everything in between ... showcases two brilliant performances”Hayley Sprout