August 4th-14th, 16th-28th
16:15 (1 hr)
C Venues – C (Venue 34)
£12.50-£10.50 (full), £8.50-£6.50 (concessions)
A dystopian shopping channel touts the Caliphate, with all the cheeriness of a tangle-free garden hose. A young man battles his inner djinns. Two girls exchange destinies from Daesh to Dartford and Dartford to Daesh, while the Muslim Banksy sprays outrage across the night. We are all building our caliphates and pulling up our drawbridges: Brexit, Trump, Islamic State and that Mexican Wall…
Orwellian reality from an award-winning creative team and based on real-life experience and research by Quilliam, this is dark, wry, and lyrical writing about the layered processes of radicalisation and extremism today.
Jessica Lazar is a freelance director with a particular background in new writing and verse texts. Her production of Life According to Saki won the Carol Tambor Award at last year’s Fringe and transferred Off Broadway in 2017
Nazish Khan is artistic director at Quilliam, whose most recent collaboration with JW3, EAT Zagi, a Muslim and Jewish theatre/dining pop up had a sell out run.
Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. We have a full spectrum and values based approach to counter-extremism which means promoting pluralism and inspiring change. By using the arts as a vehicle of social change we are seeking to challenge what we think, and the way we think and make our research accessible to new audiences.
We aim to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, while simultaneously building civil society networks and programmes to lead the change towards a more positive future.
Longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
For all enquiries, high-res images and further information, please contact:
Chris Hislop / 07711 033205 / [email protected] / www.chrishislop.com