The Kilburn Passion

By Suhayla El-Bushra

Presented by Tricycle Young Company 19-25 Ensemble

Back by popular demand following a sell-out run as part of the Takeover Festival!

The Kilburn Passion

‘I’ve seen you. Putting up the shutters like you’re the only real person here, everyone else just robots you have to avoid, like in some computer game.’

A bus, a food van, a salon, a clothes shop.

Preoccupied with the daily grind, the residents of Kilburn High Road are busy. Too busy, in fact, to notice each other. But when a stranger arrives, their worlds begin to collide in a way that no one saw coming.

Suhayla El-Bushra is a playwright who used to live in Kilburn. Her plays include: Cuckoo (Unicorn 2014), Pigeons (Royal Court 2013), False Teachers (66 Books, Bush 2012).

The Kilburn Passion is a new commission written for the Tricycle Young Company that was first performed as part of the Takeover Festival in April 2014. Age guidance 14+

Post show Q&A: Wednesday 6 August, with director Emily Lim & Company (included in ticket price).

“Stunning… a vibrant, kaleidoscopic and gripping narrative drama”
What’s On Stage

“The Young Company should take over more often!”FOUR STARSExeunt

twitter Wow. Knocked off my seat by talent and verve of @TricycleTheatre #KilburnPassion last night. Huge congrats to @suhaylae & company. Go see!

twitter Moved to tweet by @TricycleTheatre Involving and funny. Brilliantly written and performed. Best play I’ve seen in ages

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Tue 5 Aug 2014 - Sat 9 Aug 2014

Evening Performances 7.30pm

Midweek Matinee: Wed 6 Aug 2pm
Saturday Matinee: Sat 9 Aug 3pm

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Director: Emily Lim
Designer: Chris Gylee
Lighting Designer: Jack Knowles
Sound Designer: Elena Pena

Bolaji Alakija
Ella Donaldson
Joseph Russell
Hayley Konadu
Daragh Moroney
Jack Murphy
Jade-Marie Joseph
Jessica Alade
Kieron Manning
Luke Thomas
Nathan Powell
Naomi Joseph
Nicola Taylor
Rachel Black
Robert Killalea
Yasmeen Khalaf
Yolanda Mercy
Itai Ankrah
Alex Rand