Nour Festival of Arts

21 October to 6 November

Ilium and Ithaka - Plays of Love and War: This Flesh is Mine

Border Crossings and ASHTAR Theatre of Palestine

Theatre Bay in Acklam Village, 4-8 Acklam Road, W10 5TY

Saturday 22 October, 16:00 to 17:45 | Tuesday 25 October, 19:30 to 21:15 | Thursday 27 October, 19:30 to 21:15 | Saturday 29 October, 16:00 to 17:45 | Sunday 30 October, 16:30 to 17:45 | Tuesday 1 November, 19:30 to 21:15 | Thursday 3 November, 19:30 to 21:15 | Saturday 5 November, 16:00 to 17:45 | Sunday 6 November, 16:00 to 17:45

Border Crossings and ASHTAR Theatre of Palestine present two plays set in the Middle East, plunging the audience into the heart of conflict and occupation in the unusual space of the Theatre Bays at Acklam Village.

This Flesh is Mine is Brian Woolland’s acclaimed poetic play, drawn from The Iliad, bringing together Homer’s Troy and the contemporary life and politics of today’s Middle East. Its sequel, When Nobody Returns, is an Odyssey to follow, continuing to meld the Mediterranean worlds of Homeric myth and the present day.

Displaced people take to the seas, soldiers carry mental scars, and long-remembered scores that need to be settled. Alongside recurrent themes of war, death, honour and reconciliation, both plays engage profoundly with themes surrounding the current refugee crisis.

Co-produced with Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 
Supported by Arts Council England, British Council and Rose Bruford College

About the Artists

London-based theatre company Border Crossings creates new intercultural, multi-media theatre in response to the contemporary globalised world.
View Border Crossings website

ASHTAR Theatre is a dynamic local Palestinian Theatre with a truly progressive global perspective.
View Ashtar Theatre website

Photo credit: This Flesh is Mine © Jamie Wiseman

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