Limited £12 preview tickets available for The Island Nation
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Tickets are now on sale for the WORLD PREMIERE of The Island Nation, written by Christine Bacon & directed by Ria Parry, part of the Arcola Theatre’s winter season, October 26th – November 19th
‘The world does not care. The world doesn’t even know. There are European tourists sipping cocktails right now on the beaches in the south, who have no idea what’s happening in the north.’
Sri Lanka, 2009. A 26-year civil war between the government and the Tamil Tigers is coming to an end. The UN, the media and all other independent witnesses are barred from entering the war zone. What happens thereafter is one of the biggest unreported war stories of this century.
We recently announced two post-show events. On 31 October Ria Parry and Christine Bacon will be in conversation about the Director/Writer relationship when rehearsing new writing. On 3 November, Dr. Suthaharan Nadarajah will chair a discussion between Frances Harrison, author of Still Counting the Dead and Ann Hannah from Freedom from Torture about the legacy of the events depicted in the play. Click here for further information.
Christine Bacon sat down with The Sri Lanka Campaign recently to talk to them about her motivations behind writing the play. You can read the interview here.
HUGE thanks to our friends and supporters who have contributed to our crowd funder campaign so far. We are halfway there and still need your help to get to the finish line.
The Island Nation in rehearsal & in the press….
The third week of rehearsal is about to kick off with our amazing cast and creative team led by director Ria Parry. We welcomed IBC TV into rehearsal for an interview this week and more TV and radio coverage is planned for next week. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.
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