The Kilburn Passion
By Suhayla El-Bushra
Presented by Tricycle Young Company 19-25 Ensemble
Director: Emily Lim; Designer: Chris Gylee; Lighting Designer: Jack Knowles
Sound Designer: Elena Pena
Following the success of the inaugural Tricycle Takeover Festival, Suhaya El-Bushra’s The Kilburn Passion – the centrepiece of the season – returns to the Tricycle from 5 to 9 August.
‘I’ve seen you. Putting up the shutters like you’re the only real person here, everyone else just robots you have to avoid, like in some computer game.’
Kilburn High Road: a bus, a food van, a salon, a clothes shop. Home.
Preoccupied with the daily grind, the residents of Kilburn High Road are busy. Too busy, in fact, to notice each other. But when a stranger arrives, their worlds collide in a way that no one saw coming…
A brand new commission for the Tricycle Young Company (18-25 year olds) written by Suhayla El-Bushra, who is a former Brent resident and one time member of the Tricycle Youth Theatre. Her theatre credits include Cuckoo (Unicorn),Pigeons (Royal Court), and 66 Books (Bush).
Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham said today, “It’s with great pleasure and pride that we are bringing back The Kilburn Passion. The play, which was originally performed earlier this month, is our first Tricycle Young Company production. It is a beautiful new piece of writing by a fantastic playwright – Suhayla El-Bushra, specially commissioned and inspired by this group of people and stunningly executed by the creative team. When I saw it, I was deeply moved and immediately felt this had to be seen by more people. It is a piece full of heart, talent, quality and very much about the different strands of communities that live in this neighbourhood: everything the Tricycle stands for.”
269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
5 – 9 August
Wednesday matinee at 2pm
Saturday matinee at 3pm
Tickets £12 / concessions £10
Under 26 £8