Deadeye

Deadeye

Deadeye

'A very promising work.... an unaffected directness'
The Guardian

'Janet Steel's strong ensemble production ...a sound start for the festival'
Financial Times

Deadeye
Amber Lone
A Co-Production with Birmingham Rep and on UK tour
Autumn 2006

Deema and Tariq don’t want their lives to end up like their parents. They don’t want to sit around dreaming of things that will never be theirs. But how can they be different when their parents expect them to live by the same morals they lived by? Traditional values don’t always apply when you’re trying to get ahead.

Parental attitudes from an older culture conflict with the realities of their children’s contemporary inner-city life In this gritty new play about family loyalties, individual values, freedom of choice and the cruelty that can come with it.

Deadeye was commissioned by Birmingham Rep from emerging Birmingham writer, Amber Lone. Deadeye is her second produced play and a follow-up to Paradise which opened at The Drum in Birmingham and toured schools, before playing at The Rep in 2003.

Directed by Janet Steel Design by Matthew Wright
Lighting by Simon Bond Photos by Robert Day