She is a young woman in a yellow dress. She has been shot by the police. As a video goes viral, a revolution begins to stir.
Ali and Leyla are panicking – they uploaded the footage and now the authorities are after them. Across town, Yasmin is desperate to know if her missing mother is still alive. Halfway around the world, a woman in London wants to help. As a tornado of dissent and violence spreads, everyone’s life is going to change.
A startlingly theatrical look at what happens when it all kicks off, Elinor Cook’s play Image of an Unknown Young Woman premiered at the Gate Theatre, London, in June 2015.
‘A bold examination of violence and revolution… a smart, gripping look at what grabs our attention and at our unacknowledged capacity for rage and violence’
‘Brimming with ideas… a fascinating, troubling mirror image of us’
— Time Out
‘Angry, intelligent and savagely funny’
— The Times
‘Grabs its audience by the throat and doesn’t let go… highly emotive, potently theatrical, shot through a with a dark wit’
— The Stage
‘Punchy and tense… it crackles with anger, emotion and razor-sharp social commentary’
— A Younger Theatre