Sixteen-year-old Kelly has never known her Dad. Turns out he’s from Iraq, which her mum never mentioned, and he’s brought an ancient Mesopotamian vase as some kind of present.
But Kelly doesn’t want a vase. She wants her dad to stay and get to know her.
It’s not the reunion either of them expected and for Kelly, it’s the beginning of an epic and dangerous journey.
Mike Bartlett has been described as “One of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times” (The Stage). Last year, Mike’s first play My Child was staged on the Royal Court Theatre’s main stage, and was called "Brutal, thrilling, unmissable” (Evening Standard) and “The theatrical equivalent of a firecracker” (Metro).
Artefacts is directed by nabokov's artistic director James Grieve and designed by Lucy Osborne with lighting by Hartley TA Kemp and original music composed by Arthur Darvill.
We're thrilled to announce a top notch cast with Mouna Albakry playing Faiza, Karen Ascoe playing Susan, Amy Hamdoon playing Raya, Peter Polycarpou playing Ibrahim and Lizzy Watts playing Kelly.
Artefacts opens at The Bush Theatre on 20 February and runs until 22 March.
You can book tickets online here or call the Box Office on 020 7610 4224.
Following its run at The Bush, Artefacts embarks on a national tour. For full details click here.
Artefacts is supported by Arts Council England, East; The Stage One Bursary Scheme for New Producers and Old Vic New Voices.