Jermyn Street begins 2023 with a brand new play which marks the debut of Misha Levkov. It tells the story of three women: half-sisters Laura and Anna and Hala, a Syrian refugee living with the family. She is caught up in immigration red tape even as the sisters plan to erect a net stretching across North London to unite their community. But will their grand plan come unstuck? Will the net become a web which catches, or a symbol of joy and protest and resistance? It’s produced by rising company Wolab which had a hit early last year with the football and identity drama ENG-ER-LAND.
“Sometimes you surprise people into being better than they are.” Laura and Anna, half-sisters, plan a grand net stretching across the skyline of North London as a way to unite their community. But not everyone’s convinced. Meanwhile Hala, a Syrian refugee staying with the family, finds herself caught in a tangle of immigration red tape. With time running out, drought spreading, and the authorities closing in, the net becomes their arena in the pursuit of justice, joy and safety. Misha Levkov’s stunning debut interweaves the lives of the three women as delicately as the web they weave on stage. Family, protest, and the joy of defiance meet in this thrilling production, directed by Vicky Moran. In the Net follows WoLab’s critically acclaimed productions For A Palestinian, ENG-ER-LAND and RAINER. Age Recommendation: 12+