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peddling
On from 30 Jan 2015 till 28 Feb 2015
Arcola Theatre
by Harry Melling
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £12 - £17

About: peddling

going house to house,
door to door –
knock knocking –
professional doorstep hopping,
hoping that someone might show an interest.

The earth grumbles. Growling. Rising. The city street-lamps flicker up. We're in a field somewhere in London. A pedlar boy awakes lying on the grass, in his hand a firework. How did he get here? To answer that question he must venture back to the very start via the doorsteps of privileged London and the cracks that swallow thousands of young Londoners every year.

Harry Melling’s poetic début play opened to acclaim at the annual HighTide Festival and Off-Broadway. For its premiere in London, the author again performs his own work. A moving exploration into family, identity and the 6000 Londoners who sleep rough every night on the Capital’s streets.

Reviews

★★★★★
‘Feels like the intersection of Beckett and Albee... A powerful and delicately calibrated performance’ — New York Times (Critic’s Choice)

★★★★★
‘Gutsy debut play by a first-class stage actor and an original new voice in British theatre ... a thrillingly raw performance’ — Exuent

★★★★★
— The Public Reviews

★★★★
—The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, New York Post, Entertainment Weekly

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