Returning to Haifa

The world premiere of the first English-language adaptation of the classic novella by Ghassan Kanafani, Returning to Haifa, adapted for the stage by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi.

A compelling story of two families – one Palestinian, one Israeli – forced by history into an intimacy they didn't choose.

In 1948, Palestinian couple Said and Safiyya fled their home during the Nakba. Now, in the aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, the borders are open for the first time in twenty years, and the couple dare to return back to their home in Haifa. They are prepared – of course – to find someone else living where they once did. Yet nothing could prepare Said and Safyya for the encounter they both desire and dread: the son they had to leave behind, and what he has now become…

Coinciding with the 70th anniversaries of both the Nakba or “catastrophe” – the mass dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948 – and the foundation of the State of Israel, Returning to Haifa is a unique, deeply moving play of suspense and heartbreak, where humanity and vision combine with a frontline immediacy.

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By:
Ghassan Kanafani, adapted by Ismali Khalidi and Naomi Wallace
Director:
Caitlin McLeod
Returning to Haifa Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Available from: 
Thursday, 19 April, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3pm7.30pm
Sunday3pm7.30pm

Finborough Theatre

Address:
Above The Finborough Wine Cafe, 118 Finborough Rd London, SW10 9ED
Venue Box Office:
020 7244 7439
Nearest tube:
Earl's Court or West Brompton

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