By Mike Bartlett
Directed by James Grieve
Designed by Lucy Osborne
Sixteen-year-old Kelly is a typical South London teenager, English through and through. Until her unknown father turns up out of the blue, and turns out to be Iraqi. He wants her to accept a gift of a priceless antique from the Baghdad Museum. She wants him to stay and get to know her.
Kelly embarks on an epic journey of discovery in a tender and provocative play about family, identity and the clash of cultures from the pen of
one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent times
Mike Bartlett is currently the Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Royal Court Theatre where his debut play, My Child, premiered in 2006. Nabokov’s last production, the World Premiere of Terre Haute by Edmund White, premiered at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, prior to a National Tour and West End run.
Bartlett's writing towers above everything: ambitious, troubling, and true
Recommended for everyone aged 14+
Running time 1 hour & 20 minutes