Going Through by Estelle Savasta
(Translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith)
Bush Theatre, 2019
Director: Omar Elerian
Associate Director: Louise Stern
Video: Nina Dunn
Lighting: Josh Pharo
Sound: Elena Peña
Assistant Video: Laura Salmi
Photography: Ali Wright
Cast includes: Nadia Nadarajah and Charmaine Wombwell.
When the men come to drive her away, Youmna cuts off Nour’s hair. And so begins one girl’s journey.
By bus, by lorry, into the sound of gun-shots, through adolescence and across borders.
All she can take with her is a little box and her memories of Youmna, the woman who raised her.