The Initiate

The Initiate

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Paines Plough presents the tale of a British couple seized by Somali pirates at its pop-up theatre Roundabout. Read More >

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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 07/06/2015

Closing Night: 18/07/2015

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Sian Reese-Williams, Abdul Salis, Sidney Cole

Creative

Director - George Perrin

Designer - Lucy Osborne

Lighting Designer - Emma Chapman

Movement Director - Kate Sagovsky

Sound - Tom Gibbons

Author - Alexandra Wood