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Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad at Old Old Vic Tunnel 3 Sep
SCORCHED by Wajdi Mouawad, translation by Simon Scardifield, opens at the Old Vic Tunnels* 6 Sep 2010, following previews from 3 Sep - running to 2 Oct 2010.
Directed by Patricia Benecke, designed by Naomi Dawson, lighting by Chahine Yavroyan Music. Produced by Old Vic Theatre & Dialogue Productions
Following the death of their Mother, twins Simon and Janine are called to the family solicitor, Henry Bell for the reading of her will. They are shocked to find that their father is still alive, that they have a brother they knew nothing of, and that their legacy is to deliver letters to them both. This takes them on an emotional journey into the past, back to their mother's previous life and her middle-eastern homeland - a country caught up in civil war.
*In February 2010, The Old Vic acquired Tunnels 228-332 from Lambeth Council, an innovative performance space beneath Waterloo Station. The unique venue will showcase productions, performances and installations in 2010 and will be home to a series of innovative and surprising arts events.