Opened 4 Jun 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Boasting one of the most diverse populations on the planet, London has an influx of thousands of immigrants every year. But what happens to this population when the country's social, financial and political climate is stretched? How are London's demographically diverse boroughs affected? What changes and sacrifices have to be made in order to survive? London. Three Lives. One Day. Meet Karim, Rehaan and Ammi, three first and second generation Pakistani immigrants trying to make a living, a life and a home in the UK's cultural capital, London. Another day on Harlesden High Street and business is not going well. Karim needs to save for Ammi's operation and time is running out. Rehaan wants to marry Firoza but who will take a man with such pitiful prospects? Something has to change and it has to change soon, but what hope is there when all they can sell is toilet roll and jackfruit? Incorporating live music, Harlesden High Street is a feast for the senses, an explosive exploration of the meaning, value and significance of home. Thought provoking, witty, carefully observed and beautifully written in verse, this is a play for everyone and anyone who has ever lived in London.