by Steven Hevey
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 August 2015
“We’ve always been here. People like us made this city what it is.”
The World Premiere
In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre.
In a city buckling under the weight of a severe housing crisis, Ben and Asma have discovered a borough of London they can finally call their home. However, with its earthy character and village feel, it isn’t long before this hidden gem soon becomes the prime location for every other trendy urbanite in the city.
As they find themselves under siege from a brutal wave of gentrification, powerless to stop the many charms that had attracted them to the area from being erased, Ben and Asma reach out to the local community for support, but start to question whether or not the damage has already been done.
A timely and important play about the changing face of London.
About Playwright Steven Hevey
Playwright Steven Hevey is a Playwright on Attachment at the Finborough Theatre. He is also under commission by Old Vic New Voices and was winner of OffWestEnd’s Adopt a Playwright Award 2014. A recipient of several Peggy Ramsay Foundation awards and a graduate of the Royal Court and Soho Theatre Young Writers Programmes, he has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices and Paines Plough. His plays include Short Plays by Steven Hevey (Soho Theatre), Pay As You Go (Cock Tavern Theatre) and In My Name (Old Red Lion and Trafalgar Studios 2). Steven’s short plays have been performed at Shakespeare's Globe, Ovalhouse, Hampstead Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Bush Theatre, Old Vic Tunnels, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, and the Lyric Studio Hammersmith.
About Director John Young
Director John Young is a former Resident Assistant Director at the Finborough Theatre where he assisted on Chicken Dust and Our American Cousin. Trained at the University of Chester, he received the Emerging Director Bursary from Clwyd Theatre Cymru and was Resident Director for Chester Micro Plays. Direction includes High Windows (Camden Peoples Theatre), Ten, Ten and Ten (Commercial Theatre), Scattered (Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People) Sticky Labels (Paupers Pit and Lantern Theatre) and a staged reading of An Incident at the Border (Clwyd Theatr Cymru). Assistant Direction includes assisting Tim Baker on Skyhawk the Musical (Wales and Ireland Tour).
The Press on We Know Where You Live
“A timely and thought-provoking piece.” Stephen Bates, The Public Reviews
“An undeniably important subject that theatre should be broaching, and Hevey seems to have enough ideas in the bank to mount the challenge.” Tom Shore, A Younger Theatre
“A fascinating new play that discusses many relevant issues.” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network
“Hevey writes in a lively way and his scenes have well-constructed conflicts and are buzzing with ideas about identity, city life and capitalism”. Aleks Sierz, The Stage
“A writer who shows a lot of promise.” Aleks Sierz, The Stage
“Matt Whitchurch and Ritu Arya are well matched as Ben and Asma.” Aleks Sierz, The Stage
“Ross Hatt’s skit as the zealous estate agent in We Know Where You Live’s first scene is a real treat.” Tom Shore, A Younger Theatre
“An exciting and relevant production, skilfully directed by John Young.” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network
“There is much to enjoy in John Young’s sharply focused production.” Aleks Sierz, The Stage
The Press on Playwright Steven Hevey
On In My Name
Evening Standard Critics' Choice -Top Five Plays in London
“A ticking, short-fused bomb of a drama...brave and exciting” Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“This play is a stylish small explosion...Hevey executes it with blackly comic panache” Sam Marlowe, The Times
“This is what new writing should be about” Jeremy Austin, The Stage
“Steven Hevey's violent 7/7 drama…is a powerful reminder of that awful day and marks Hevey out as a talent worth watching” Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
On Pay As You Go
“Finally a play that lives up to its pedigree! Pay as you go is bold, edgy piece of theatre, that is engaging and entertaining and has something to say about our world. Go see it.” Evelyn Downing, The Public Reviews
On Short Plays By Steven Hevey
“An evening of theatre to be reckoned with” Abi Symons, One Stop Arts
Trained at Oxford School of Drama.
Theatre includes Mermaid (Shared Experience), Fourth Wise Man (Unicorn Theatre), The Collector (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, and Arcola Theatre), Secret Cinema Presents The Grand Budapest Hotel (Secret Cinema), As You Like It (Transport Theatre), Carpe Diem (National Theatre), 1001 Nights (Transport Theatre at the Unicorn), Liar Liar (Unicorn Theatre), Defining Moments (Soho Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Blenheim Palace), Blood Wedding (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), and Lords and Ladies (C Venues).
Television includes Sherlock, The Tunnel and Doctors.
Theatre includes The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco (Gate Theatre), Banksy: The Room in the Elephant (Tobacco Factory, Edinburgh and Tour), You Know Who You Are (Talawa Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sucker Punch (Royal Court Theatre), Family Man (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Top Dog Under Dog (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), The Memory of Water (Palace Theatre, Watford), Generations of the Dead in the Abyss of Coney Island Madness (Contact Theatre, Manchester), Ticker Tape and V Signs (7:84 Theatre Company), Welcome Home Jacko (BTC, New York), Moby Dick (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), God’s Second in Command (Royal Court Theatre), Alterations (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Club Mix (Riverside Studios) and Black Poppies (National Theatre Studio).
Film includes In the Heart of the Sea, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Till Death Do Us Part, Wit, The Imitators, Driven, Memoirs of a Survivor, Fords on Water, Absolute Beginners, Playing Away, Cresta Run and White Mischief.
Television includes The Interceptor, Doctors, Common Ground, Crime Stories, Hustle, Casualty, Kerrching, Little Britain, Holby City, EastEnders, Family Affairs, The Bill, Absolutely Fabulous, Born to Run, Glam Metal Detectives, Shall I Be Mother?, Murphy’s Mob, The Lenny Henry Show, Honeymoon, Just Like Mohicans, Club Mix, Radical Chambers, I Love Keith Allen, Making Out, Crying Game, Wail of the Banshee, Space Virgins From Planet Sex Queen of the Wild and The Detectives.
Estate Agent/Young Man/Town Council Official
Trained at Rose Bruford.
Theatre includes Taking Steps (The Mill at Sonning), Still Life (Bridewell Theatre and Union Theatre), Don’t Walk About with Nothing On (Bridewell Theatre), Hello Jerry! (Landor Theatre), The Diary of Anne Frank (Upstairs at the Gatehouse and Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford), Grimethorpe Race (Arcola Theatre), Fewer Emergencies (Oxford Playhouse) and Dry Lightning (King’s Head Theatre and Arcola Theatre).
Film includes The Neighbour, Vampire Endz, T-Shirt OS Outfit of the Future and Double D’s.
Television includes Not Going Out.
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Chicken Dust.
Trained at Redroofs Theatre School.
Theatre includes The Crucible (The Old Vic), The Last of The Haussmans, The Villains Opera (National Theatre), March of the Falsettos (Albery Theatre), Burlesque (Southwark Playhouse), Lights Twinkle Sometimes (Jermyn Street Theatre), Jossticks (Soho Theatre and British Council, Mumbai, India), Transgender Monologues (New York), Cabaret, Dead Ernest (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Filumena (Library Theatre, Manchester), Confetti – winner of the George Devine award for Best New Play (Chelsea Theatre), Shirley Valentine, Great Expectations, Time and Time Again (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick), A Taste of Honey (Theatre Royal York), Out of Order (British Theatre Playhouse, Singapore), Media Monsters (Alma Tavern, Bristol), The Nerd (UK Tour), Lost Empires (National Tour), The Beggar’s Opera (Lyric Theatre), Once A Catholic (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Twelfth Night (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich), Breathing (Theatre503), Cross Purpose, This Savage Parade, Love, She Who Must Be Obeyed (King’s Head Theatre), Come Dancing, Unidentified Object In The Bagging Area (Old Red Lion Theatre), Incidental Music (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), and eleveb plays at La Bonne Crepe Café Theatre.
Film includes Magnum P.I., Long Time Dead, Doggin’ Around, The Firm and The Crucible.
Television includes Russell Howard’s ‘A Gert Lush Christmas’, Threesome, The Beggar’s Opera, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Rivals, London’s Burning, Second Thoughts, EastEnders, Casualty, Heartbeat, Crime Traveller, Boswell’s London Journal, Holby City, The Bill, Brookside, Me and My Girl, Tales from the Crypt, Hot Metal, Hale and Pace, The Lenny Henry Show and For 4 Tonite.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Theatre includes A Midsummer Night's Dream (Liverpool Everyman).
Television includes The Outcast, Call the Midwife and Some Girls.
Productions at the Finborough Theatre include Our American Cousin and The Wallace.
Theatre includes The World Of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre), The Merchant Of Venice, The Country Wife, Moby Dick (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Birds (International Tour), Animal Farm (Theatre Royal, Hobart, Tasmania), Boeing Boeing (Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore), Turandot (Hampstead Theatre), Branded (The Old Vic), Five Tanks (Hackney Empire), The Good Woman Of Setzuan (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), In The Bag (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), Tartuffe (Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke), The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse), Sun Is Shining (King's Head Theatre and 59E59, New York), Romeo and Juliet (Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke), Measure For Measure (Library Theatre, Manchester), Nativity (Birmingham Rep), Une Tempete (Gate Theatre), Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Glass Menagerie (Singapore Repertory Company), The Magic Fundoshi (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), Hamlet (Thelma Holt Productions) and Porcelain (Royal Court Theatre).
Film includes Faraway, Act Of Grace, We've Got The Toaster, Doom the Beach, Rogue Trader and Peggy Su!.
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 August 2015
Tickets and Times
Approximately 90 minutes with no interval