A powerful, inventive play that mixes real testimonials alongside existing and original music to explore one of the most important social concerns of today: homelessness amongst young people.
Bullet doesn't want to call a hostel home. Eritrean Girl was smuggled here in a lorry. Singing Boy dreams of seeing his name in lights and Garden Boy just wants to feel safe.
In 2013, homelessness amongst young people in the UK is at a record high, so when the big society doesn't work ― where do you go? An inner city high rise hostel, Target East, offers a roof.
Nadia Fall's play Home brings to life the unheard voices of the young residents and staff who live and work behind the anonymous concrete walls. A bold verbatim play that asks what it really means to call somewhere home, it is offers ideal material for youth theatres and young performers.
Home was first staged at The Shed, National Theatre, London, in 2013.
Q&A Podcast: listen to a Q&A with Nadia Fall about her play Home, recorded in June 2020 as part of the NHB Playgroup series...
'Raises timely political questions in a fresh and streetwise style'Evening Standard
'Filled with a fierce eloquence... a boldly theatrical piece'Guardian
'Extraordinary... leaves you not just moved, but awed and uplifted'Metro
'Powerful... an honest and reflective piece of theatre'The Stage