Please note that the performances on 31 March and 1 April have been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. If you have tickets for these performances, we will contact you directly.
Yusra Warsama’s powerful new stage production ‘Of All The Beautiful Things In The World‘ premieres in Manchester this Spring.
In one house.
On one estate.
A pressure cooker.
A mother tries to protect her daughters from what feels like an ever-changing world. As the generations clash and differences come to the surface its feels like a futile effort.
She comes from a world of proverbs.
They come from a world where everything is lived online and expressed in 280 characters.
Their lives played out against a constant backdrop of being ‘othered’ in their own country.
The death of their father causes the pressure to build and the outside world to seep in whether they like it or not.
The air is closing in.
Something has got to give.
Writer and Director Yusra Warsama (Royal Exchange ‘Nora: A Dolls House’, Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’) takes Lorca’s classic ‘The House of Bernada Alba’ as inspiration for this powerful new production, as she exports the play from the sunshine of Spain to the rain-soaked streets of Manchester Moss Side.
About Yusra Warsama
Yusra Warsama is a Manchester based artist and theatre maker. Recently seen at the Royal Exchange in ‘Nora: A Dolls House’ she also features in Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ and wrote for the recent ‘My White Best Friend – North’ production. At HOME she has featured in ‘Future Bodies’ and ‘On Corporation Street’.
Image Credit: Shirlaine Forrest. Concept/Design Yusra Warsama.
Wednesday 4th April Update:
Rosa Brooks (understudy actor) and Rob Hiley (composer) will be performing in the upcoming shows.