Picture Special: The Other Room Launch Baba Joon (Father Dear) at Swansea Grand Theatre

Cardiff’s pub theatre The Other Room launch their co-production with Swansea’s Grand Ambition this week.

Baba Joon (‘Father Dear’) is the first play by Lisa Zahra and will run at Swansea Grand Theatre 17-21 October before transferring internationally to California to be performed in San Francisco and San Jose, then returning to be part of The Other Room’s opening season at its new venue in Barrack Lane in early 2024. The play is directed by Izzy Rabey.

Artistic Director of The Other Room Dan Jones describes the new production: “Baba Joon is bursting with poetry, with honesty and rage. From protest to the deeply personal, from global geo-political events to Swansea’s Kings Way – what Lisa is doing with this story is one of the bravest feats I have seen a writer/actor take on. While it might not be in The Other Room, it will still be everything our audiences know and love about our work, and who knows, we might just pick up some new audiences on the other side of the M4 and even the Atlantic Ocean!”

Parnian Zargarbashi’s photographs capture a recent Baba Joon community event and scenes from Lisa Zahra’s play.

Tickets for Baba Joon are available now from www.swanseagrand.co.uk To keep updated on The Other Room, you can follow the team on Instagram www.instagram.com/otherroomtheatre, Facebook www.facebook.com/otherroomtheatre and Twitter @TORtheatre.

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