What’s been happening in the rehearsal room for Kali Theatre’s Sundowning, the new drama from playwright Nessah Muthy, whose Arabian Nights is currently entertaining audiences at Hoxton Hall? Take a look at our candid images, then book your tickets!
Kali Theatre presents Nessah Muthy‘s frank and intensely moving new play Sundowning this autumn. The premiere production, helmed by Kali artistic director Helena Bell, runs in London at Tristan Bates Theatre from 16 October to 3 November 2018, with a press night on 18 October. It also tours to Theatre Royal Plymouth (10-13 October) and The Curve, Slough (9-10 November).
Love, loneliness and guilt ricochet between three generations of women as Sundowning brings home the brutal realities and responsibilities of caring for those living with dementia, and the impact on everyone involved.
When Alyssa returns from prison, she is devastated to find her aunt has put her beloved grandmother Betty in a care home. Determined to give her one last jolly, jingle filled holiday and recapture childhood memories, Alyssa kidnaps Betty and the pair embark on a campervan road trip to the seaside. But soon Betty’s dementia and Alyssa’s troubled past catch up with them.
Sundowning stars Aasiya Shah (as Alyssa), Hazel Maycock (Betty) and Nadia Nadif (Teresa). Sundowning is directed by Kali Theatre’s Artistic Director Helena Bell with design by Rajha Shakiry, whose recent credits include Nine Night at the National, Misty at the Bush, and The Mountaintop at the Young Vic. Lighting design is by Pablo Fernandez Baz and sound design by Dinah Mullen with video design by Daniel Denton and choreography by Yarit Dor.
Sundowning runs from 16 October to 3 November 2018 at the Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP. Performances (90 minutes) are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 3.30pm and a Monday evening performance on 29 October. Tickets are priced £15 (concessions £10). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!