The Moving Theatre in association with Global Uncertainties presents the world premiere
THE KEEPERS OF INFINITE SPACE
by Omar El-Khairy with contributions from Caroline Rooney.
Performance Length: Approximately 90 minutes with no interval.
AND Q&A Cultural Resistance.*
A panel discussion on how art can respond to and challenge oppression.
Directed by Zoe Lafferty. Designed by Philip Lindley. Lighting by Johanna Town. Sound by Richard Hammarton. Costume by Susan Kulkarni. Produced by Chris Foxon.
Featuring Philip Correia, Edmund Kingsley, Cornelius Macarthy, Hilton McRae, Laura Prior, Sirine Saba, Patrick Toomey and John Wark.
The team behind 2012’s international hit The Fear of Breathing return with a hard-hitting examination of the Israeli prison system, one of the central issues in the latest Israel-Palestine peace process, which will run at the Park Theatre from 22 January – 16 February 2014
Since the Israeli occupation in 1967, Palestine has become a nation of prisons. Up to 40% of the male population have been detained under military orders, often without charge or legal representation, with devastating consequences not only practically but psychologically for a country struggling to survive.
With the release of political prisoners and the attendant media manipulation from both sides a key part of the stuttering peace process, The Keepers of Infinite Space explores the Israeli prison system and reveals its fraught legacy for Israelis and Palestinians alike.
Following the true stories of life in the Syrian revolution explored in the hugely successful, international hit The Fear of Breathing, director Zoe Lafferty, Associate Director at The Freedom Theatre Palestine, returns to the UK with a project drawing on the true-life experiences of those at the heart of the prison system.
“You’ve got to learn when to throw your punches – when they least expect it. There’s no use flailing in the dark. This is where battles are raged – and wars won.”
Saeed is a bookseller in Nablus. His father Khalil is a property developer. They’re just an ordinary family, quietly building a new Palestine. Until one day Saeed is arrested and thrown in gaol. As his future disappears, Saeed finds that the answer to his problems may lie in the past, and in the secrets his father has kept from him…
The Keepers of Infinite Space will be live-streamed free of charge around the world as part of The Moving Theatre’s commitment to stimulating debate and discussion through engaging, true-to-life political theatre-making.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR PSC MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS: tickets for £10 by quoting the code ‘TKOIS’ when booking online or by phone!!
Wednesday, 22 January – Saturday, 16 February 2014
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.45pm. Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3.15pm.
Tickets £19.50, £16 concessions,
except Tuesday Evenings £12 for under 25s and N4 residents.
* Cultural Resistance. A panel discussion on how art can respond to and challenge oppression.
Selma Dabbagh (Palestinian novelist and playwright)
Atef Alshaer (SOAS Research Fellow and translator)
Rana Baker (Palestinian citizen journalist)
Zoe Lafferty (Associate Director, Freedom Theatre Palestine)
Momin Swaitat (Actor, Freedom Theatre Palestine)
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