Amsterdam

Written by Maya Arad Yasur / Directed by Matthew Xia

An ATC, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production

A violinist. Living in her trendy canal-side Amsterdam apartment. Nine months pregnant.

One day a mysterious unpaid gas bill from 1944 arrives.

It awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation. Stories of a devastating past are compellingly reconstructed to try and make sense of the present.

AMSTERDAM is the UK premiere of a strikingly original and audacious play.

Maya Arad Yasur is a prize-winning playwright, whose work has been produced worldwide.

ATC’s 11-week UK-wide tour will journey from Plymouth to Glasgow, with dates in Manchester, Newcastle, Salisbury, Coventry and Leeds along the way. The three-way co-production, between Actors Touring Company, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth is directed by Matthew Xia as his debut tour as artistic director of ATC.

Original Orange Tree Theatre cast member Michal Horowicz (Mimi and The Mountain Dragon – Skewbald Theatre, Neverland – Theatre Deli) is joined by emerging star Anyebe Godwin, who recently made a visceral impression in the acclaimed Orange Tree production Little Baby Jesus.  Demonstrating ATC’s commitment to supporting the early career development of new acting talent, the ensemble also includes Uri Levy, a recent graduate of Guildhall, who has also been developing his own work, including GASLIGHTING: a bath piece at the Yard and Anya Jaya who, coming direct from her final year at Guildhall, makes her professional debut.

Press

Brilliantly directed by Matthew Xia … full of verve and imagination, it sends the audience into the night with the haunting question: what history hides in the walls of the building you live in?

Evening Standard

Enormously rewarding. Yasur’s play is orchestrated with musical playfulness by Matthew Xia in his debut production as Artistic Director of ATC.

Lyn Gardner

The vibrancy and cheek of the production – the theatricality - is the kind that British theatre sees all too rarely.

Theatre Va Va Voom!

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UK Tour 2020
Anyebe Godwin, Michal Horowicz,
Anya Jaya, Uri Levy