by Stephen Laughton
Presented by In Bloom and Theatre503
"Asylym's not a dirty word"
"Depends who says it..."
Harlow. Just outside the M25.
Emine is more interested in a dead cat than her kids…Al is lost in Grindr, discovering that trying to have a love life is incompatible with his incessant need to mollycoddle his ungrateful, acid-tongued sister Ayşe - a fierce and intelligent young woman, drowning in the mire of social media.
Set against a hyper-modern online framework based on fleeting moments of connection, Screens is the story of a Turkish-Cypriot family barely treading water, clinging onto their sense of identity online, for real, and most importantly by inheritance.
Directed by Cressida Brown
Starring Fisun Burgess, Paul Bloomfield, Nadia Hynes,
George Jovanovic & Declan Perring
Robyn was Associate Producer on this production
PRAISE FOR SCREENS
“The story that subsequently unfolds is so painfully honest that you cannot help but squirm in your seat. It so skillfully and beautifully speaks to anyone who has been bought up by a parent who came to the UK to give their children a ‘better life’.”
“So timely that it feels like it was written just before the actors appear onstage”
“Stephen Laughton's story is gripping, gritty and plays out on a personal level.”
“searing take on identity politics”
“a complex, nuanced piece of writing from Stephen Laughton”
“Screen’s is a timely reminder that our political, cultural and religious tolerances need to be reassessed and warns that our self-obsessive culture can have horrific repercussions”
“Laughton’s exploration of identity…continues to unpack itself in one’s mind long after the house lights have come up.”
The Reviews Hub
“Brilliantly written, Screens is witty, relevant, moving theatre.”
London Theatre 1
SCREENS IN THE PRESS
Listen to Writer Stephen Laughton being interviewed on ArtsWatch here
Read Stephen Laughton's interview with LGBTQ Arts here
Read Stephen Laughton's piece for Attitude Magazine here