Battersea Arts Centre, London
© The Freedom Theatre
Like plays about South Africa’s apartheid system, the plight of occupied Palestine is gradually finding its voice through theatrical production. The voices can vary in tone from surprising humour (of the gallows variety) to harrowing. Continue reading
© Helen Maybanks
Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London.
The Royal Court’s International writing programme is still one that goes largely unsung and almost always undervalued. For nearly 20 years they’ve been scouring the world, running writing workshops and for at least seventeen of them, in Palestine.
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London
We need heroes and heroines. Was Rachel Corrie one or a hopelessly naïve innocent. Certainly it seems she came into this world already fully formed. At the end of this 90-minute solo `tribute’ to the peace activist killed in Gaza, a short video plays. It is Corrie, delivering a speech on children and World Hunger, potent in its eloquence, blazing in its idealism. She is aged 10. Continue reading