A gripping, kaleidoscopic drama about a clash of values in multicultural Britain, from actor and playwright John Hollingworth.
Bradford. On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister.
Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to politicians about the state of the nation. His girlfriend Natalie, a recent convert to Islam, cooks for anti-war protesters gathered at the Town Hall. Lyn, her mother, moans to anyone who'll listen about the decline of her cherished England. It's all too much for Kash's daughter Qadira, who begins to plan a radical intervention.
As the nation questions immigration policies and military support in the Middle East, one family face their own internal conflict of faith, belonging, and who gets to call themselves British.
Multitudes, John Hollingworth's debut play, premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, London, in 2015.
John Hollingworth was born in Keighley and went to school in Bradford. He read English at Trinity College, Dublin and trained as an actor at RADA. Multitudes is his first full-length play. His other plays include Animal Wrongs (Arcola); Broken Window Theory (Soho); Blue Yonder (Tristan Bates).