About Going Through
“It’s not always children’s stories that happen to children.”
When the men come to drive her away, Youmna cuts off Nour’s hair. And so begins one girl’s journey. By bus, by lorry, into the sound of gun-shots, through adolescence and across borders. All she can take with her is a little box and her memories of Youmna. Youmna, who told her that everything grows back – grass, desires, branches, even hair.
Going Through is the UK premiere of the critically acclaimed French play Traversée, written by Estelle Savasta. The production seamlessly mixes English, BSL, Visual Vernacular and Creative Captioning, and is equally accessible to hearing and deaf audiences. It is directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (Misty, NASSIM) and is translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith.
All performances combine Creative Captioning, BSL and spoken English, with the aim of being equally accessible to hearing and deaf audiences.
Please note: This show contains flashing lights and video throughout.