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The Arrival

Bush Theatre, London
The Arrival
Bush Theatre, London

I’ve spent so much of my life wondering…passing people on the street…and now, yeah…this.

When Tom meets Samad it’s like he’s coming face to face with himself. They have the same gestures, the same instincts…even the same handwriting. It’s as if a lifetime of questions can now be answered, as if all that that was missing is now found.

But as they get closer, and their lives become more entangled, the insurmountable truth of their past threatens to bring everything crashing to the ground.

The Arrival is a taut family drama about missed connections and those ties that bind too tightly. About the pain of finding – and losing – something you never had. A debut play by Olivier Award-winning theatre director Bijan Sheibani (The Brothers Size, Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation).

Previews from |
12th November 2019
Booking from |
15th April 2021
Available until |
18th January 2020
Closes |
18th January 2020
Bijan Sheibani
Bijan Sheibani
Oliver Fenwick
Gareth Fry
Samal Blak
Aline David
Samal Blak
Cast list:
Scott Karim, Irfan Shamji

Bush Theatre Venue Information

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Venue Box Office:
020 8743 5050
Nearest tube:
Shepherd Bush

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