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Arcola Theatre, London (***)

© Talula Sheppard, the company, Rez Kempton (Ali), Mitesh Soni (Faisal), Beruce Khan (Shaz), Shireen Farkhoy (Samina)

© Talula Sheppard, the company, Rez Kempton (Ali), Mitesh Soni (Faisal), Beruce Khan (Shaz), Shireen Farkhoy (Samina)

In Hassan Abdulrazzak’s Love, Bombs & Apples, Asif Khan became a mesmerising shape-changer, adopting different Muslim and Jewish personas as varied as pugilistic to down-trodden. Continue reading

Love, Bombs & Apples

Arcola Theatre, London (****)

Asif Khan as Bradford youth drawn to Isis and its Apple store

Asif Khan as Bradford youth drawn to Isis and Bradford’s Apple store

The present world offers some seemingly intractable political problems. The response by Iraqi London based Hassan Abdulrazzak who delighted audiences with his award winning debut, Baghdad Wedding (Soho 2007) is to lay some of them before us with unexpected, quirky twists and imagination.  Continue reading