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  • 27/9/11

iceandfire announces the world premiere of Afghan Monologues. On the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, acclaimed theatre company iceandfire launches the world premiere of Afghan Monologues, a unique documentary play written by Christine Bacon and directed by Michael Longhurst.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Tuesday 4 October  2011 @ 7.45pm

  • 1/6/11
    To celebrate the 5th anniversary of their outreach programme, Actors for Human Rights iceandfire Theatre are gearing up for their busiest Refugee Week yet. Working in collaboration with Refugee Week, the British Red Cross and the V&A Museum, iceandfire Theatre will be performing in cities nationwide 22nd – 26th June 2011
  • 27/09/10
    Amnesty International and iceandfire are joining forces to present the top picks from entries to this year’s international human rights playwriting competition. Everyone has the Right is iceandfire’s New Writing programme.  This year, the programme received hundreds of scripts from writers all over the world and the most compelling of those voices will be presented at four star-studded free events at Amnesty’s Human Rights Action Centre this autumn.
  • 05/07/10
    Acclaimed theatre company iceandfire are again delving into controversial and topical material with their new documentary play, On a Clear Day You Can See Dover, a script which weaves together factual information and testimonies gathered from interviews with destitute migrants stuck in Calais who are seeking to enter the UK.
  • 14/06/10
    As part of Sheffield’s Summer of Sanctuary, iceandfire theatre are presenting Seven Years with Hard Labour, performed by professional actors who are members of their outreach network, Actors for Human Rights. This performance will be the Sheffield premiere of this script, which weaves together four accounts from former Burmese political prisoners now living in the UK, including Sheffield resident Khun Saing.
  • 1/06/10
    Before an unlikely friendship developed between John Catley, a Birmingham accountant, and Angela, a Jamaican woman who cleaned his office, John admitted to believing the spin about asylum seekers perpetuated by the tabloid press and the government. John and Angela’s story is part of Asylum Dialogues, a documentary play about real-life friendships between British people and asylum seekers, performed by iceandfire’soutreach project Actors for Human Rights. This show will be performed as part of Refugee Week celebrations at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in Norwich, Edinburgh, Blackburn and Doncaster.
  • 4/03/10
    Acclaimed theatre company iceandfire are launching a new documentary script, Getting On: true stories of growing old in 21st Century Britain, in London and Bristol in March 2010. The play, part of iceandfire’s Outreach project, Actors for Human Rights, tells the true stories of older people from around the UK who have struggled to retain their identity and dignity in a youth-focused society.
  • 1/12/09
    Amnesty International UK and iceandfire are joining forces to discover the best new plays exploring human rights issues from around the world through their script initiative,Everyone has the Right. The project will launch on the 10th December 2009 at the London School of Economics (LSE) as part of an event with the Centre for Human Rights.
  • 12/11/09
    Acclaimed theatre company iceandfire are touring their new play for young people, Bindby Sara Masters. Coming hot on the heels of the MMR debate and the controversial Swine Flu vaccinations, this brand new play asks ‘What duties do we have to our community?
  • 27/10/09
    EveryChild and Save the Children UK have collaborated with iceandfire to stage a new play based on the real testimonies of vulnerable children from around the world.
  • 01/09/09
    iceandfire have joined with Amnesty International UK to raise awareness about people who have suffered human rights abuses, both within the UK and abroad, in a series of free performances every Thursday night in September.
  • 09/07/09
    Binyam Mohamed, a former UK resident, was arrested at Karachi Airport in April 2002. For him, this was the beginning of a two-year ordeal known as ‘extraordinary rendition’, the CIA’s practice of transporting people to prisons for interrogation in countries with a known risk of torture. Rendition Monologues, at the Edinburgh Fringe from 17 – 23 August, weaves together the first-hand accounts of four men, including Binyam, who have been victims of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program.
  • 06/06/09
    Click here to see co-Artistic Director Christine Bacon on George Galloway’s The Real Deal,Press TV! Talking about Rendition Monologues.
  • 04/06/09
    Before an unlikely friendship developed between John, a 66 year-old Birmingham accountant, and Angela, a 40 year-old Jamaican woman who cleaned his office, John admitted to believing the spin about asylum seekers perpetuated by the tabloid press and the government: “I honestly used to say – send them all back home. They shouldn’t be here. Taking all our money.”
  • 18/05/09
    iceandfire have joined with Reprieve to spread the word about those who have suffered torture and abuse under the CIA’s counter-terror method known as ‘extraordinary rendition’. The two organizations have jointly released a viral video campaign to encourage people to find out more about the practice and to call for full inquiries from both the UK and US Governments. You can see the video online now, at www.renditionmonologues.org.
  • 25/4/09
    The Venezuelan Consulate in London has invited Actors for Human Rights, iceandfire theatre’s national outreach project, to perform their show The Illegals at the Consulate’s headquarters in Central London, in collaboration with the Ecuadorian Movement in the UK. The play, performed as a rehearsed reading, comprises first-hand accounts of undocumented migrants living and working in London, many of whom are Latin American.
  • 25/4/09
    The Venezuelan Consulate in London has invited Actors for Human Rights, iceandfire theatre’s national outreach project, to perform their show The Illegals at the Consulate’s headquarters in Central London, in collaboration with the Ecuadorian Movement in the UK. The play, performed as a rehearsed reading, comprises first-hand accounts of undocumented migrants living and working in London, many of whom are Latin American.
  • 20/04/09
    Actors in Aberystwyth are joining forces to give a voice to Britain’s unheard asylum seekers and refugees. iceandfire theatre’s Asylum Monologues, scripted by award-winning playwright Sonja Linden, is made up of first-hand testimonies from asylum seekers and refugees, told in their own words. The play is performed by iceandfire’s outreach project, Actors for Human Rights, and will feature Aberystwyth’s Mayor Sue Jones-Davis (from The Life of Brian) as a performer.
  • 18/02/09
    Co-Artistic Director of iceandfire theatre company, South London-based Sara Masters, has been awarded a 2009 Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.  In September Sara will be travelling to Canada to explore different approaches to creating theatre for young people.
  • 13/01/09
    Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh will host the Scottish premiere of Voices from the Edge, a drama based on the words and experiences of people who have been homeless and living in poverty, on Sunday 8 February, as part of Poverty & Homelessness Action Week. The drama is written by Christine Bacon, and performed by Actors for Human Rights, the national outreach project of iceandfire theatre company.
  • 20/11/2008
    Actors for Human Rights, the outreach project of London-based iceandfire theatre company, is giving a voice to people who have suffered torture and abuse under the CIA’s counter-terror method known as  ‘extraordinary rendition’. They will be performing their new production Rendition Monologues in Melbourne and Sydney with an all-star cast including Marcus Graham and Tom Long.
  • 18/11/2008
    Actors for Human Rights, iceandfire’s national outreach network, is launching a new production, which comprises of first-hand testimonies of undocumented migrants living and working in London. The Illegals launches on Friday 21 November, 1pm, at the Soho Theatre. Once launched, the production will be available to groups or individuals wishing to host a performance in their community.
  • 15/09/2008
    2008 marks both the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Israeli state and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Inspired by the experience of Adah Kay, a British Jew who lived and worked in Ramallah between 2002 and 2006, the play explores an encounter between four people across the Palestine/Israel divide during the course of one dramatic evening.   iceandfire’s previous productions include the critically acclaimed Crocodile Seeking Refuge (Lyric Hammersmith, 2005 and national tour, 2006).
  • 01/06/08
    Touching stories of real-life friendships between asylum seekers and British people are coming to the stage in four UK cities in June. Asylum Dialogues, scripted by award-winning playwright Sonja Linden, is drawn from actual conversations, which reveal the moving, funny and poignant relationships between British people and refugees who have fled war and persecution.
  • 26/02/08
    Based on the real life stories of young people who have come to the UK seeking asylum, Separated by Sara Masters follows the lives of two fifteen year old boys: Amanullah from Afghanistan and Daniel from London.
  • 01/10/05
    Crocodile Seeking Refuge is the striking new play by Sonja Linden, author of Time Out and Metro Critic’s Choice A Young Lady from Rwanda. Supported by the Refugee Council and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture Crocodile lifts the lid on the asylum stories behind the headlines.

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