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A small classroom in Iran is the birthplace for a big-hearted comedy in which the laughs fly thick and fast. Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, English is a story of falling in love with your own voice.
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About English

Writer: Sanaz Toossi

Director: Tasnim Hossain

Marjan thinks it’s one of the greatest things two people can do together: speak English.

But her motley class of adult learners each have their own relationship to this new language – for some it means opportunities abroad, for others a way to grow closer to grandchildren. Whatever their motives, these strangers will find tensions flaring, connections forming and unspoken truths emerging as they hurtle towards their final exam.

A small classroom in Iran is the birthplace for a big-hearted comedy in which the laughs fly thick and fast. From the fascinating conversations you’ll only hear in a language lesson to the hilarity of serious subjects lost in translation, English is a masterclass in contemporary playwriting and features a lovingly rendered ensemble of characters that will carve out a place in your heart.

Directed by Resident Director Tasnim Hossain (I Wanna Be Yours) and starring Osamah Sami (ABC’s Savage River), English explores the choices that people who seek a new home must make, and all that they lose and gain along the way.

Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, English is a story of falling in love with your own voice.

Start date

29th July, 2024

End date

24th August, 2024

Categories

Plays

Production note
This production contains coarse language, culturally sensitive commentary and mature themes.

Venue

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

140 Southbank Blvd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3006

Accessibility

Wheelchair access is via the front entrance on Southbank Boulevard. There are lifts to all levels. The foyer offer tables and chairs at wheelchair height, and a low bar service area.

Directions

GETTING TO THE VENUE

BY TRAM: For routes travelling up and down St Kilda Road (1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72) you can alight at the Arts Centre stop and walk to Southbank Theatre. Route 1 goes down Southbank Boulevard, and stops on Sturt Street just outside Melbourne Recital Centre (located next to the Southbank Theatres).

BY TRAIN: Southbank Theatre is within easy distance of Flinders Street Station. After exiting the station, walked south down St Kilda Road.

BY CAR: Wilson Parking has multiple paid options available: Roverside Quay, Southgate, Eureka or Flingers Gate car parks. Please note, these are paid carparks.

More information about English

★★★★★ "A stunning play about hope, belonging and desire." - New York Theatre Guide

"A rich new play...both contemplative and comic." - The New York Times

Writer: Sanaz Toossi

Director: Tasnim Hossain

Assistant Director: Afsaneh Torabi

Set & Costume Designer: Kat Chan

Lighting Designer: Paul Lim

Composer: Hamed Sadeghi

Sound Designer: Marco Cher-Gibard

Voice & Text Coach: Mark Wong

Cast: Maia Abbas, Delaram Ahmadi, Salme Geransar, Marjan Mesbahi and Osamah Sami

Frequently asked questions

Which theatre is English at?

English is at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.

How much are tickets for English?

English tickets start at $80.

How do you get tickets for English?

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