Shows at the Big House, the Islington venue which uses theatre to support young people who have experience of the care system, are one of London theatre’s best kept secrets. What you will see won’t necessarily be slick or glossy, but it will likely be riveting, and it will lay bare a side of London life which often passes unseen. Recent shows including Redemption and The Ballad of Corona V have been big successes and Mission—written by David Watson and directed by Maggie Norris—weaves together disparate stories to tell a tale of making amends and trying to make new lives and new worlds.
Akayah Francis thinks she’s dreaming when a man comes to see her with a strange proposition. A chance to reach the stars. To break the cycle. Is this the trip of a lifetime, or just a bad trip? Meanwhile, a father walks out on his family. Meanwhile, a child looks to the stars. And, on the 259 to Edmonton Green, someone slowly slips away. “You can become a part of it. A part of the world. You can take your place. But you need to come with me. Will you come with me? We’ve to go on a journey.” Age Recommendation: 14+ Please note this production features strong language and themes that some audience members may find distressing, including addiction and abuse. For more information, please contact The Big House.