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
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