On Arriving by Ivan Faute |22-23 September 7pm|Cyprus House



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"How do you decide where to go when you leave home forever? You just decide. And then that is your goal. It's different from this place, you hope. Safer, you hope. You hope."


The Cyprus High Commission presents On Arriving, a new one-woman play by Ivan Faute, exploring a young refugee’s fight for survival as her country falls apart before her eyes. This brave, poetic play looks at the human moments of one person’s choice to leave a place they have known their entire life, to set off for something unknown.

Directed by Cat Robey, actress Sophia Eleni performs with deep, personal connection to the story of home and war, her own family having been made refugees when fleeing Cyprus in 1974 after the Turkish invasion.


Dates: 22 & 23 September, 7pm The performance on Wednesday 22 September will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Venue: Cyprus High Commission, 13 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LB Free admission. Limited places. REGISTER HERE

Actor & Sound Designer/Composer Sophia Eleni

Playwright Ivan Faute

Director Cat Robey

Producer Ross Chandler

Lighting & Projection Designer Richard Owen


Organised by: Cyprus High Commission in the UK – Cultural Section

Sponsored by: Arts Council England, Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth – Cultural Services.

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