Routes - Modern Plays (Paperback)
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Routes - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 19/09/2013
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Anka got in and is here for good. Olufemi is being coached to break back in. Bashir has been here forever but he's just been sent to limbo. Lisa wants to send them all home. Welcome to England. A journey into to the heart of what it is to be a citizen, and finding a place where you belong. A cutting new play about immigration and exile, and what happens when people fall through the cracks, Routes opens up the borders of friendship and family.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472522610
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Routes is a sharp-edged sketch . . . It plaits together tales of three young men who feel rejected personally or politically with tales of two white women . . . who have ducked and dived into some kind of power. * Observer *
This thrilling debut play by Rachel De-lahay plugs straight into the jittery heart of multicultural London today . . . De-lahay has an alert ear for comic dialogue and her portrait of mixed-race, upwardly mobile twentysomethings on the estate . . . crackles with wit as well as moments of deep emotion. The play raises the provocative question of whether it is possible to shrug off the fraught issue of racial identity . . . It's a play that combines sharp one-liners with a savvy sense of the way we live now . . . One leaves the theatre impatient to discover what Rachel De-lahay will come up with next. * Daily Telegraph on The Westbridge *
In her first play, De-lahay shows an impressively complex vision. * Financial Times on The Westbridge *
Routes is a vigorous and dynamic piece. -- Henry Hitchings * Standard *
De-lahay excels in writing streetsmart dialogue... -- Aleks Sierz * Stage *
The play expresses, more succinctly than journalism, the moral mess surrounding citizenship and criminal law. * The Times *
In 70 sparky minutes, [De-lahay] examines the murky world of those who want to get in and those who don't want to leave. * Sunday Times *
A world emerges of broken homes and young men losing their way as director Simon Godwin gets stunning performances from his cast. * Mail on Sunday *
De-lahay skilfully plaits together several different stories. * Guardian *
an account of bureaucratic absurdity that doesn't hide behind absurdist humour. * Time Out London *

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