We Know Where You Live

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

Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 August 2015

Tickets and Times

Monday 7:30pm
Tuesday 2:00pm
Sunday 7:30pm

Approximately 90 minutes with no interval