An ARC Stockton Production
Witten and directed by Umar Butt
Alex and Eliza
Wednesday 16th October, 7.30pm
Tickets £10, £8 concession
"Alex and Eliza is a truly incredible story which was clearly loved by it's audience" - Slung Low
As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. Old and wrinkly, slow in speech and speed. The separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory. Now she makes her own olive oil and mango pickle and butter. Sits in the afternoon sun brushing her grandchildren’s hair. Knits sweaters for the winter and makes cakes.
She had lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years of her life. Nothing out of the ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar...
"An epic story of a family’s journey looking to its past to understand its present, with universal themes around love, selflessness and acceptance. Full of music, humour and first class story-telling, it leaves you thinking about the your family and the stories you don’t know about your past." - Northern Stage
Alex and Eliza is a deeply personal story from writer Umar Butt, the story of his own grandmother, the story of a young couple fleeing thier country, their religion and their lives, for love and freedom.
Suitable for ages 12+
You'll like this if you enjoy: The TV series Beecham House or loved the book The Kite Runner.
Tickets £10, £8 concessions
Tickets available online or in person at the Creation Space. Please note we are unable to reserve tickets or take bookings over the phone.