Saturday 20 February 2010

Waiting - Five Women's Stories Of The War On Terror

In Waiting, a new play by Victoria Brittain, five women speak and sing their stories telling of the unseen fallout of the war on terror.

Friday 12 March and Saturday 13 March
Purcell Room,
Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Road,
London SE1 8XX | Map

These are stories of real women from cultures as varied as Senegal, Jordan, Palestine and the English Midlands. They mostly came to the UK as refugees, or married refugees, but after 9/11 the world they loved here vanished overnight. One after another they were engulfed by private terror.

Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan 'Waiting' is a powerful new work of verbatim music theatre, with an original score by Jessica Dannheisser. Performers include Juliet Stevenson, Gemma Jones, classical soprano Anna Dennis and mezzo soprano Carole Wilson, accompanied by cellist Oliver Coates. Video, projection and lighting design is by William Reynolds.

After each performance, Victoria Brittain chairs a debate discussing the issues raised during the evening. The panels include Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Gareth Peirce, Manjinder Virk, Riz Ahmed, Salma Yacob, Vanessa Redgrave and Moazzam Begg.

For more information see the South Bank Centre website

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