By James Elazzi

Jul 25 — Aug 3, 2024

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How do you leave when you can’t leave?

Karim and Layla watch the trains roll in and dream of getting out of this small town. Joe searches the streets of Tahmoor for hidden treasures that might help pay the bills. Abdul opens his home and his heart to a young man in need…

Written by the three-time nominated playwright at the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, James Elazzi (Lady Tabouli, Queen Fatima and Son of Byblos) weaves his signature humour and tenderness in this brand-new play. Set on the rural outskirts of New South Wales, Karim tells a complex story of a family ties and generational divides as young Karim’s life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers an oud, a traditional Middle Eastern instrument, and realises that this may be the key to a new destiny.

Join us for this world premiere production that shows love can be found in the most unexpected of places.

 “One of Sydney’s most exciting young writers” (Time Out)  

National Theatre of Parramatta welcomes you to immerse yourself in a night at the theatre. Our budget friendly Welcome Night $29* tickets aim to give audiences the freedom to dip their toe in and explore works from western Sydney and around the world. Join us for a Welcome Night for Karim on Wednesday 31 July. Book here for our Karim WELCOME NIGHT.

*plus booking fee. Offer only available on dedicated welcome night.

Recommended for audiences aged 15+.
Contains coarse language and adult