Before you read anymore, go to www.adelaidefringe.com.au and get your tickets to Angel by Henry Naylor because holy moly this is a must see.
Angel tells the story of a teenage girl who's life is brought to pieces by the war in Syria. The third act of the Arabian Nightmares trilogy by Henry Naylor, Angel is 60 minutes of theatre that will have you laughing, crying and gripping the edge of your seat.
An all black stage, one wine barrel and one actor. Avital Lvova never leaves the stage as she tells the story of Rehana the Angel, a teenage girl who could be living anywhere in the world. With references to Boston Legal, Beyonce and desires to study at Law School, Rehana could be you or me. Except she's not.
Packing her treasured belongings into a hessian sack, Rehana is on her way to escape with her Mother before realising that she cannot leave her beloved Father behind.
Naylor's script expertly paints an all too real picture of a normal teenage life turned upside down by war, and tells the tale of refuge, child prostitution and the role women have played in the fight against ISIS.
A heartbreaking story with moments of triumph and humour.
Angel by Henry Naylor is playing at Holden Street Theatres from Feb 14 - March 19 2017 before touring to New York and London.
Highly recommended, and after a strong start to the run, likely to sell out. Don't miss this.