“You never forget where you’re from. It’s easy to get stuck somewhere you don’t belong…”
Robert’s a chef, setting up his own place, but he’s not a celebrity– he’s more like one of the misfits, loners and refugees who work for him. It’s his dream and so far it’s working well. One thing’s for certain, he’s not going to rip off the migrant workers he’s been offered. But for how long? His business partner is going cold on him; his mixed-race son wants to leave, and his dad has turned up after twenty-five years away. Why is everyone so restless? What are they looking for? And why doesn’t anyone stick around anymore?
An explosive, timely and funny story of migration and family from Mark Wheatley.
Mark WheatleyMAPP LTD and BRIGHTON FESTIVAL by arrangement with Made In Brighton Ltd
This is the first production by MAPP LTD, a new company formed by Maria Pattinson with support from a Stage One New Producers Bursary.
Mark Wheatley worked with Complicite in the 1990s, notably adapting their award winning productions of The Street of Crocodiles and The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol with Simon McBurney.
Paul Higgins launched the award-winning new writing Theatre 503 at the Latchmere in London in 2002 and was Artistic Director until 2006, during which time the theatre staged over 40 new plays, receiving the Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2004. Recent work includes Assistant Director on Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Twelfth Night at the RSC.