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Meet Me At Dawn Tickets

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Zinnie Harris' Meet Me At Dawn transfers to London's Arcola Theatre following its hit run in Edinburgh.
Meet Me At Dawn by Zinnie Harris Directed by Murat Daltaban Multi-award winning writer Zinnie Harris draws on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in this gripping tale of devotion and loss. “I was near to death but I got this incredible surge, this superhuman surge, and I swam. I swam.” When a boat trip goes horribly wrong, Helen and her girlfriend Robyn find themselves stranded on an island in the middle of the sea. As the night draws in, it becomes clear that the island is not as it first appears. And neither are Helen and Robyn. Meet Me At Dawn comes to London for the first time in a new production by Murat Daltaban, whose staging of Zinnie Harris’ Rhinoceros (after Ionesco) at the Edinburgh Lyceum won widespread acclaim in 2017. Zinnie Harris’ plays include How To Hold Your Breath (Royal Court), Further than the Furthest Thing(National Theatre / Tron Theatre) and This Restless House (National Theatre of Scotland / Edinburgh International Festival / Citizens Theatre). Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, it is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be. World Premiere at the Traverse Theatre Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart. Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be. Inspired by Orpheus’s desperate reclamation of his wife Eurydice from the underworld, Meet Me at Dawn is written by the award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris and directed by the Traverse Theatre's Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin. This production receives its world premiere at this year's International Festival alongside two Zinnie Harris adaptations – Oresteia: This Restless House and Rhinoceros.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 (7 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Oct 12, 2019

    This was a very polished production of an astute modern re-telling of an important ancient myth. It was an amazing and entertaining way for the audience to come to terms with grief for a loved one. See it. Ian

  • Review Avatar Oct 16, 2019

    Arcola is a very good venue. brilliant actors.

  • Review Avatar Oct 24, 2019

    Absolutely stunning production. Mystifying text, strong two leads, smart direction and design. A beautiful experience. Thank you.

  • Review Avatar Nov 3, 2019

    Wow wow wow amazing, potent, touching brilliant acting. So many words and so many emotions felt. Should come with warning bring tissues. Can’t stop thinking about the evening. Best play I’ve seen in a long time. A must see

  • Review Avatar Nov 5, 2019

    It was really realistic and both actresses were REALLY good. I’ve been studying this play and I was expecting more games between them, more sarcasm... I felt that everything was so real and kinda monotone that at some point I knew what was going to happen. Still amazing 2 girls on stage.

  • Review Avatar Nov 11, 2019

    Phenomenal acting, writing, directing, production and lighting. Loved it and saw glad got to see it on its closing night at Arcola ????????????

  • Review Avatar Nov 13, 2019

    Absolutely amazing performance.