Theatre 503, London, 2003

In post-apocalyptic New York the rent is late. And as Christmas quickly approaches, a single mother and her clever son — along with an amorous exterminator — must hatch a plan to pay for it.

“This is not a conventional slice-of-life melodrama or a sentimental heartstring-tugger but a slow-burner of poetic intensity.”

            The Times

“Spanning the first falling leaves of autumn to the dawn of Christmas Day with a dream-like intensity, Sayrafiezadeh's quiet play eschews sentimentality in favour of a simple ruthless poetry that knocks insistently at your heart and demands entrance.”

            The Guardian

“Mood is everything in this lovingly constructed piece of theatre.”

            Time Out London


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