As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. 

An Arc Stockton production
Written and Directed by Umar Butt

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Old and wrinkly, slow in speech and speed - the separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory. Now she makes her own olive oil and mango pickle and butter. Sits in the afternoon sun brushing her grandchildren’s hair. Knits sweaters for the winter and makes cakes.

She’s lived in the same house on the same street for 40 years. Nothing out of the ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair, seven seas away.

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.