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Does it matter where we live and how comfortable we are when we are deprived of the one thing that most people around us take for granted?

Salim, a young man, has lived in London for over 10 years. He has a steady job and a healthy social life but there is a feeling that he wrestles with constantly.

When friends start to take an interest in Salim’s home, Salim is faced with a bittersweet feeling; the pleasure that those close to him want to discover his homeland mixed with the frustration that they can journey there with the ease of holidaymakers, travelling a route that is totally off limits to him.

Through Al Zaytouna’s artful mix of dabke, contemporary dance and theatre performed to a ground shaking mix of modern electronic and traditional beats the play questions the nature of solidarity movements and explores the complex experience of exile, identity and homesickness.

Written and directed by Ahmed Najar

Co-directed by Olivia Furber

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