Too Close To Home

Too Close To Home

Do you really know what is going on under your own roof?

Rani Moorthy hits the zeitgeist in this world premiere of her new stage play about a Muslim family coping with the pressures on family life that terrorism and fundamentalism have brought. Too Close To Home opens at the Lyric Studio, as part of the theMIX Season before touring nationwide.

Rasa in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Library Theatre Manchester, presents Too Close To Home. Written by Rani Moorthy. Directed by Iqbal Khan.

Huddled in a world of extraordinary events, an ordinary Sufi Muslim family gathers during Ramadan to pray and to break the fast. Life takes on unexpected dimensions as family conflict erupts and the content of a rucksack is not the only secret exposed.

Rani Moorthy brings her generous warmth and vitality to a family catapulted into crisis. Bearing witness to the increasing unease with Muslims in areas of British society, they begin to turn inwards.
As attitudes to Islam divide the generations and a new world order challenges religious identity, this powerful and vibrant drama asks ‘Do you really know what is going on under your own roof?’

Based in Manchester, Rasa produce exciting and heart-warming drama that unites both South Asian and Western theatre. The company produced the hit Curry Tales which is the most widely toured piece of South Asian theatre in the UK, seen in over 80 venues and broadcast on Radio 4.

Rani Moorthy was born in Malaysia, and came to Britain in 1996. Rasa have produced Rani’s previous plays Pooja, Manchester United and the Malay Warrior, Dancing Within Walls and the hit Curry Tales. A Handful of Henna was recently seen at Crucible, Sheffield. Iqbal Khan’s directs Too Close To Home. Credits include Othello and Tariq Ali’s The Illustrious Corpse (Leicester Haymarket) Rachana Jadhav designs, with lighting by Ciaran Bagnall.

Eclectic and dynamic; theMIX offers some of the most exciting up-and-coming theatre companies in Britain today with an opportunity to showcase their work in the Lyric Studio as well as providing them with a range of artistic, technical and administrative support. theMIX season is made possible by the support of Deutsche Bank.

Region: All
Start Date: 01/11/2006
End Date: 11/11/2006
Start Time: 20:00
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith
Venue Address: Lyric Square, King Street, London
Website: http://www.lyric.co.uk
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