TALKING TO TERRORISTS
By Robin Soans
Talking to Terrorists is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint in 2005. The writer Robin Soans, director Max Stafford – Clark, and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been affected by or involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things, often at a shockingly young age. The people they met, several of whom have asked not to be named, spoke candidly and often bravely.
Peacemakers, journalists and hostages. Significant figures from recent history. And those who have crossed the line. Their stories take us from Africa, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland to the heart of the British Establishment.
‘One story we heard seemed particularly significant. A relief- worker told us of arriving at a large village which had been completely destroyed. The people there were angry not because they had nothing to eat and nowhere to live but because non-one had listened to their story of what had happened. “A huge part of what we call terrorism arises from non- one listing,” she said.’
Robin Soans & Max Stafford- Clarke.
The cast includes Firdaws Adelpour, Zuzi Fort, Paul Khoury, Steven Maresca, Moreblessing Maturure, Sarah Plummer, Joseph JU Taylor.
Directed by Markus Weber
Production design: EMU Arts
Lighting/ Sound: Kodie Amos
Film shorts: Kyle Stephens
Producers: EMU Productions and KING STREET THEATRE
TALKING TO TERRORISTS – SEASON DETAILS
Where: KING STREET THEATRE – 644 King St & Cnr Bray St, Newtown (entrance on Bray St, Above the South End Café)
Date: 9-20 August, 2016
Tickets: $35/ $30/ $28 for group bookings of 10 +/ $22 School students
Time: Preview Tuesday 9th August, 2016, Wednesday to Saturday @ 7:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday school matinees @ 10:30am