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iceandfire explores human rights stories through performance.

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The Nine O’Clock Slot


The Nine O'Clock Slot, image by Jon Holloway

The Nine O’Clock Slot ran from 26 March to 19 April 2014 at  The Red Gallery, 3 Rivington Street, London (Shoreditch) EC2A 3DT

‘…eerily beautiful … Gary Cargill as dying alcoholic Connor and Thusitha Jayasundera as his nurse Kay are superb.’ THE STAGE

‘… bravely unflinching about death … well-researched, always heartfelt and often eye-catching’ THE GUARDIAN
‘an emotional juggernaut of a play … a timely and timeless piece … completely engrossing, unflinchingly truthful, and powerful enough to move me to tears (more than once).’POSTSCRIPT JOURNAL
‘…an engaging piece of theatre, packed full of clever scenarios and pithy dialogue. The cast make good use of a sharp script … a cleverly executed, poignant production.TIME OUT
Production photos (by Helen Warner) here
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The Island Nation

by Christine Bacon

I was so disgusted.  The whole system failed.  It wasn’t only the UN but the whole international community.  Tens of thousands of civilians were slaughtered by the Sri Lankan government and the world just moved on.  It just passed us by”.  (A UN aid worker)

What happened in Sri Lanka in 2009 during the culmination of the decades-long conflict between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government, is one of the great under-reported war stories of the past 30 years.

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On the Record

by Christine Bacon and Noah Birksted-Breen.

Combining searing verbatim testimony with dramatic reconstruction, On the Record circumnavigates the globe to bring you true stories of six independent journalists, all linked by their determination to shed light on the truth.

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Welcome to Ramallah


Welcome to Ramallah

It’s late afternoon when a Jewish woman arrives at her sister’s home in the occupied city of Ramallah. Dusk settles and with the call to prayer come neighbours – an uncle and nephew – to greet the new arrival. As night falls an unexpected curfew prompts the sharing of old stories which threaten to tear apart the fragile harmony of the sisters’ memories.

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Crocodile Seeking Refuge


Crocodile Seeking Refuge Tour

Five individuals have sought asylum in the UK – from Africa to Iraq, Latin America to Iran. Linking them all is asylum lawyer, Harriet, whose dedication to her job begins to play havoc with her marriage. When her relationships begin to blur the personal and professional we are confronted with the question: ‘Where must we set our boundaries?’

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I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given To Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda


...A Young Lady from Rwanda

“They came to our house in the morning. Some of them were our neighbours. The president had been killed in the night. On the radio they said nobody can go out or they will be shot. We all stayed together the whole night. And in the morning there was a knock at the door. Our next door neighbour he said ‘Now is the time for all the Tutsi cockroaches to die.'”

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