“Sometimes you surprise people into being better than they are.”
Laura and Anna, half-sisters, plan a grand net stretching across the skyline of North London as a way to unite their community. But not everyone’s convinced. Meanwhile Hala, a Syrian refugee staying with the family, finds herself caught in a tangle of immigration red tape. With time running out, drought spreading, and the authorities closing in, the net becomes their arena in the pursuit of justice, joy and safety.
Misha Levkov’s stunning debut interweaves the lives of the three women as delicately as the web they weave on stage. Family, protest, and the joy of defiance meet in this thrilling production, directed by Vicky Moran. In the Net follows WoLab’s critically acclaimed productions For A Palestinian, ENG-ER-LAND and RAINER.
Writer: Misha Levkov
Director: Vicky Moran
Dramaturg: Frey Hwa Hawking
Producer: Wolab / Alistair Wilkinson
Movement Director: Nadia Sohowan
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Chan
Sound Designer: Matt Eaton
Video Designer: Daniel Denton
‘Director Vicky Moran must be congratulated for how she has shaped this play and both she and the hard-working actors certainly give it tremendous pace’ – London Theatre
‘Director Vicky Moran grounds the text in a relatable, albeit chaotic, world. Effectively capturing a sense of barely contained turmoil’ – The Stage