Liberian Girl

Royal Court

Liberian Girl

07 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015

N/A - £20.00

Pro reviewers rating
8 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

"War is not the answer. Peace is the answer. On the other hand..." Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into 'Small Boys Units.' First-time writer Diana Nneka Atuona's award-winning play tells one teenage girl's story of survival.



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“A devastating, freshly-angled indictment of misogyny”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Diana Nneka Atuona's impressive debut play centres on a group of child soldiers”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Diana Nneka Atuona’s impressive play, about a teenage girl forced into fighting for Charles Taylor’s cause, opens our eyes to Li”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“An accomplished debut about the horrors of civil war”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“Staring terror full in the face: Liberian Girl is a tough watch, but a great one”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“New play about a teenage girl’s experience of the horrific civil war in Liberia is shockingly realistic but not very explanatory”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Diana Nneka Atuona's debut play is a poignant study of innocence lost amid the terror of war. Newcomer Juma Sharkah delivers a f”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“High on cocaine, blood lust and false promises of wealth and power, the Small Boys Unit hurtle towards the front line, big guns ”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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