£20 plus £1 booking fee per ticket / Concessions and ICA Members £18 plus £1 booking fee per ticket / £15 School Groups (call the Box Office on 020 7930 3647 to book).
"a devastating new piece of documentary theatre" The Daily Telegraph
"a rare and valuable bulletin from the butchery ****" Time Out
"Brilliant cutting edge theatre. An exceptional audience experience: a play that details the Iraq war's greatest atrocity amongst so many" Jon Snow, Journalist and Broadcaster
World Premiere, the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.
Written and directed by Dr Jonathan Holmes, featuring Harriet Walter and Imogen Stubbs, designed by Lucy and Jorge Orta, with music by Nitin Sawhney.
The siege of Fallujah in April 2004 was one of the most extensive human rights violations of recent times. Breaching over 70 articles of the Geneva conventions, US forces bombed schools and hospitals, sniped civilians (including children) holding white flags, cut off water and medical supplies, and deployed both napalm and white phosphorous, banned by the UN. At the time, journalists from all nations were actively prevented from entering the city, and even now the full truth of these events has never been made public.
Written and directed by Dr Jonathan Holmes, Fallujah draws on research and interviews carried out by the playwright and triple Nobel Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy. This play presents testimony from those at the heart of the siege: Iraqi civilians, clerics, US military and politicians, journalists, medics and aid workers and the British Army. None of this testimony has been heard before. Every word of this play is verbatim from the testimony.
Ilium Productions have brought together leading artistic figures to create a powerful cross-disciplinary piece. Lucy and Jorge Orta's set and Nitin Sawhney's score will provide aural and visual landscapes within which the testimonies are given a visceral and highly evocative platform. During the performance, the audience will be taken on a physical as well as emotive journey to witness interviews and events. The play will be performed by some of the UK's highest profile actors.
Cast: Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, Irene Jacob, Chris Jarman, Christopher Simpson, Shereen Martineau, Dominic Jephcott, Chipo Chung.
The Atlantis Building, The Old Truman Brewery, 146 Brick Lane, E1 6RU
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Wednesday (excluding 2nd May) & Saturday 3pm, (doors open 2.30pm)
A Level workshops Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 & 30 May 10am-1pm, plus ticket to matinee performance.
Running time: 90 mins with no interval.
Please note that there is no seating. There will be areas to sit down but not enough for the whole audience. If you require us to make arrangements so you will not be standing for the full 90 mins please call the ICA Box Office on 020 7930 3647.
This show is not suitable for children under 14 years old or those of a nervous disposition due to swearing and graphic depictions of war. The performance will include the sound of gun shots and may contain strobe lighting.
Special Previews Tuesday 1 May & Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm: all tickets £15 plus £1 booking fee per ticket.
Tickets are available from the ICA Box Office 020 7930 3647, or you can book now online. Also from See Tickets: www.seetickets.com / 0871 2200260 (please check with this agent for details of their booking fees).
Tickets for the A-Level Workshops are available from See Tickets only.