Where to Belong

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

What makes a home for you? Victor Esses is Jewish-Lebanese, Brazilian and gay. In 1975, Victor's mother flees Lebanon as a refugee of the civil war. In 2017, Victor visits Lebanon for the first time. In 2018, amidst the elections that will see Brazil choose a far-right president, he travels from London to São Paulo to show his partner his childhood city. Where to Belong is the tender, moving story of these journeys. Start your day with an exploration of how to find your place in a complex world of identities. Emerge Performance Prize shortlisted.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Once in the Courtyard, enter through the double doors on ground level, Anatomy is on your right hand side.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Barbara Grant 108 days ago

We warmed to it - but it took a while. Thank you

Shirley Clark 109 days ago

This performance sneaks up on you until his reminiscences are embracing your own reminiscences and you’re are sharing and remembering something you had forgotten you once knew. A lovely show.


Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 106 days ago

Victor Esses is on Facetime, guiding his mother around her childhood home via his phone. He talks us through the Lebanon flat and her reaction to the place from which she fled as a refugee more than three decades ago. The audience watches the recording play out, projected on a...

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A Younger Theatre (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

You have to get up early to see Victor Esses’ Where to Belong, playing each morning at 10am in Summerhall, but if you do, you’re in for an unexpected treat. Esses has produced a moving play for those who have “ever struggled for a sense of belonging”. It’s funny and...

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BritishTheatre.com (4/5 stars) 117 days ago

It’s early morning you find the gems at the Fringe. It feels as if it’s hard core Festival goers for an early start, and you stumble across something that will stay with you. Step forward Victor Esses who shares with us his space, life, experiences and heart. What makes a home for you? Victor Esses is Jewish Lebanese, Brazilian and gay. This is piece about flight as much as home, his mother fled Lebanon as a refuge of the Civil War.

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Whats On Stage (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

If you had to flee your home, right now, what three things would you take with you? What two people would you take with you? Flight and leaving is at the heart of Victor Esses' new piece, which is a very personal story that stretches back to his mother's experiences...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 122 days ago

What makes a home? It’s one of a number of questions that Victor Esses asks of audience members as they come in, taping their responses for use later on in his show. And the interaction doesn’t stop there: towards the end of the hour, he asks us to consider if...

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