A Curious Monkey, Northern Stage co-production in association with Derby Theatre


By Lindsay Rodden

Saturday 6 June 2020, 7.45pm

Neville Studio - Tickets: £12

Age guidance 12+ - Running time: approx. 2 hrs incl. interval


Four seasons, four people, from four corners of the world, and a teenage girl’s message in the sky.

The strange city folds and unfolds around them, like a maze of paper: a story that opens up like a book to get lost in. They haven’t found the ending yet, but they know it will have to be something extraordinary.

A powerful new play by Lindsay Rodden, HERE is about finding sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places. About dancing on rooftops, blossom in winter, and re-writing the story of the city as your own. About two best friends with a library card, and the power they summon through friendship and books to make something magical. To say WE WERE HERE.

HERE is part of The Arriving Project – Curious Monkey’s ongoing work with people seeking sanctuary in the North East and Derby.

Please note that HERE is suitable for ages 12+. The production contains swearing and includes references to home office interviews and the experiences of people who have had to leave their home country to seek asylum in the UK. HERE uses projection throughout and there will be flashing lights/images in some scenes (not strobes).

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Amy Golding Director
Lindsay Rodden Writer
Katie Scott Designer
Niroshini Thambar Composer/Sound Designer
Simon Cole Lighting/AV Designer
Joana Geronimo Actor
Karen Traynor Actor
Arieta Visoka Actor
Murat Erkek Actor

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