Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)

Royal Court

Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)

12 Feb 2015 - 14 Mar 2015

N/A - £20.00

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3.5 out of 5.0
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"There's no-one in the streets but us. You run that way and I'll run this way. Whoever gets back to the front door first and without getting shot, wins." In a Palestinian town eleven year-old Lubna and twelve year-old Khalil are playing on the empty stairwell in their apartment block. As the siege intensifies outside, fear for their safety becomes as crippling as the conflict itself. Dalia Taha's play gives us a new way of seeing how war fractures childhood. Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya), is part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project.

 

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“Dalia Taha's specially commissioned Palestinian drama centres on two children caught up in conflict”

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

“Dalia Taha’s new play offers a refreshingly oblique perspective on the conflict in Gaza”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“An eloquent new play by West Bank poet and writer Dalia Taha about innocence, war and living in conflict.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“New play about the plight of children in a Palestinian town is powerfully written but lacks a compelling story”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“The young leads in Dalia Taha’s play about family life in Gaza paint a frightening picture of lost innocence”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“An intimate chamber piece, showing life in the shadows of a Palestinian town besieged by Israeli air strikes. ”

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