Jam and Yoh aren't just brothers, they're twins - forever bonded by an absent father, a half-forgotten childhood in Ethiopia, and a life in Britain that feels like exile. Their very different paths - one a successful actor, one struggling with deep-rooted vulnerabilities - lay bare the strains and joys of fraternity while incisively exposing the inequalities at the heart of our society.
Loving, vibrant and form-bending, this new play asks far-reaching questions, especially: however far we go, what is left behind and what remains?
Beru Tessema was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and moved to London at the age of eight. He trained as an actor at RADA. As an actor include The Frontline, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida and Edward II (Shakespeare’s Globe) and productions at the Orange Tree Theatre, Young Vic, Rich Mix and UK tours. He has also worked extensively for BBC Radio Drama. He has written, produced and directed a number of short films as well as co-writing the feature film Barley Fields on The Other Side of The Mountain. Exile in North Weezy is his first full-length play.