Scraping his tired shadow off the platform, newly arrived ‘Jo’ stands underneath railway arches, expectantly. Dressed in an ill-fitting suit he carries his trunk, a five-pound note and a letter of promise from his long-time friend already settled here. Jo waits. Though the longer he waits, the less able he is to step out on his own and so remains waiting.
Contending with the suspicion and hostility of a territorial tramp, Jo is trapped between a world too new ahead of him and trains escaping too fast overhead as we witness an immigrant’s gradual loss of self and the notion that perhaps some people just aren’t meant for some places.
An exciting collaboration between award-winning poet and playwright Avaes Mohammad and the renowned Waxbaby Productions. Designed and co-directed by Caroline Astell-Burt and Kate James-Moore.
This theatrical production will employ various forms of live animation including shadow puppetry and projection, as well as carved figures, with narrative delivered entirely in poetic verse.
23rd May 2014 until 24th May 2014
Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, Bradford BD7 1NX
Tickets: £8 full/£6 concessions/+ a limited number of student tickets at £3
Call 01274 233200 or email