We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip up political certainties.
Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power and sex they think they deserve. This crisis of masculinity leads them into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.
The Believers Are But Brothers envelops its audience in this digital realm, weaving us into the webs of resentment, violence and power networks that are eating away at the structures of the twentieth century. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.
It is co-directed by Kirsty Housley (The Encounter, Complicite; Myth, The RSC) and has been shortlisted for The Stage Innovation Award 2018.
24 January - 10 FebruaryFrom £10
31 January and 7 FebruaryFrom £10
3, 10 FebruaryFrom £10
- The show is co-commissioned by HOME, Ovalhouse, and Transform and supported by Arts Council England. It was originally developed as part of Transform 2016.
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As part of the performance, we ask audiences to join a WhatsApp group for the show. This is optional, but will enhance your experience. When you arrive, the Front of House team will take your mobile number and add it to the group.
After each show, the WhatsApp group is cleared and your phone number is deleted from the phones used by Front of House. Your mobile number will not be held by the company or passed onto any third party groups.
We recommend you arrive with a good amount of charge on your phone.
Ask cast and creatives about the creation and performance of The Believers after the show. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Javaad and a panel of speakers discuss media representation, stereotypes and masculinity. Free to ticket holders on the night.
Sat 3 Feb, 2.30pm
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