David Greig's


David Greig

Atri Banerjee

The Linbury Studio Theatre

Friday 4 December 7:30pm
Monday 7 December 7:30pm

About the show

“In my station you buy a ticket, you get on a train and you go where you say you're going to go. Expect nothing. Bloody hell.” 

On the border of an unnamed country, there is a small town with a station where the trains don’t stop anymore. Two foreigners turn up and settle down to wait for a train that will never come. The stationmaster doesn’t know what to make of them, and neither do the residents as they meet in the local bar.  

In this microcosm of a world where people are driven from their homelands to seek refuge somewhere else, nationalism and racism conflict with the search for identity, home and kinship. 

David Greig was born in Edinburgh. His plays include Europe, The Architect, The Speculator, The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Outlying Islands, San Diego, Pyrenees, The American Pilot, Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, Damascus, Midsummer [a play with songs], Dunsinane, The Monster in the Hall and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. In 1990 he co-founded Suspect Culture to produce collaborative, experimental theatre work. His translations and adaptations include Camus's Caligula, Euripides' The Bacchae, Strindberg's Creditors and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

Atri Banerjee trained at Birkbeck and was previously trainee director at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Directing credits include: Utopia and Hobson's Choice (both Royal Exchange Theatre). Associate director credits include: The Nico Project (Manchester International Festival and Melbourne International Arts Festival); West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Mysteries (Royal Exchange Theatre and tour) and Jubilee (Royal Exchange Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith). For Hobson's Choice, Atri won The Stage Debut Award 2019 for Best Director and was nominated for the UK Theatre Award 2019 for Best Director.

Photos Ali Wright

Creative team

Atri Banerjee

Camilla Clarke

Vocal Coach
Jeremy Finch

Movement Director
Imogen Knight

Lighting Designer
Ben Garcia

Sound Designer
Charlotte Stephens-King


Eduardo Ackerman

Brandon Boruch

Victor Ciri

Jude Mack

Emmanuel Olusanya

Thom Petty

Saroja-Lily Ratnavel

Johannes Schreiber

Production team

Production Manager
Anna Eagle

Technical Stage Manager
Avery Elliot

Stage Manager
Sophie O’Neill

Deputy Stage Manager
Alix Mayhew

Assistant Stage Manager
Jasmine Fuller

Chief LX
Sebek Sturgeon

Production Sound Engineer
Benjamin Laws-Williams

Sound Assistant
Lucas Harle

Production Carpenter
Hattie North

Wardrobe Supervisor
Molly Unthank