Paines Plough presents the tale of a British couple seized by Somali pirates at its pop-up theatre Roundabout.
A thrilling tale of altruism, greed and the search for how to belong, The Initiate follows the couple a Somali taxi-driver in east London decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses his wife’s fears and flies out to negotiate their release.
Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar world of his homeland, he confronts the family he left behind and the bravado of the defiant men he once called brothers.
The show is suitable for ages 14 and older.