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Miss said that in history we don’t take sides and we have to be objective.
A primary school in the UK today, maybe in the Midlands, reports a pupil believed to be harbouring anti-British sentiments to the police. 1842, the remnants of the East India Company army retreats from Kabul to British India. A woman searches for her husband on the Highway of Death, Iraq, 1991. A young businessman celebrates signing a reconstruction contract in post-war Kabul.
A bouquet of flesh flowers melted into each other
Hand to hand
Face to shoulder
Chemical unification of skins
wipe these tears is the second instalment in our protest cycle: a series of plays denouncing the British State’s dehumanisation, exploitation & murder from colonial times to today. It’s the result of interviews with over 90 individuals including survivors of UK-backed wars & torture from Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Palestine & Guantanámo Bay; ex-service people deployed in Afghanistan, Gaza, Iraq, Somalia & the 1st Gulf War; clinical psychologists specialising in torture & war crimes; surgeons & paramedics working in war-zones & the UK’s leading anti-war, anti-Islamophobia, state crime & colonial studies academics & activists.
It’s female & BME-led, the cast of which will comprise entirely of working class & BME women representing their communities, languages & cultures on stage.
Click here to watch the trailer
Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre, Supported by Arts Council England, International State Crime Initiative, Shadow World Investigations & British Council.
"A great local theatre making a massive difference to the local community."
Councillor Jonathan Simpson Camden Council