“Why you all looking at me like that? Eh? You never seen a real Muslim before? Is it cos I’m white?”
Mark’s mother wants him to bury his father and it’s up to Saleh to find him and bring him home for a proper East End send off. Only Mark is no longer Mark, he’s Abdullah. There is A Field is a London story of faith, death and family strife reshaped by local crises and global events.
Synergy Theatre Project’s new production is written by former prisoner Martin Askew, directed by Esther Baker and features Archie Backhouse, Sarah Finigan, Roseanna Frascona, Sam Frenchum, Fabrizio Santino.
Synergy began working with Martin after his release from prison, commissioning There is a Field as his debut, full-length play. Martin grew up in the East End and started writing after witnessing the murder of a close friend. His screenplay Snow in Paradise was selected for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.