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The Empire
On from 31 Mar 2010 till 01 May 2010
Royal Court Theatre
by D C Moore
Genre(s): New Writing

About: The Empire

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The Royal Court Theatre and Drum Theatre Plymouth present...

The Empire

Written by DC Moore



31 Mar – 1 May

“Patch you up, all nice like, splint, bandage your leg. All very civilized actually. But then. Then. We hand you over.”

Helmand in the height of summer. Gary, a British soldier, and Hafizullah, his Afghan colleague, guard an injured young prisoner, Zia, found in the heat of battle. Gary wants answers, Hafizullah just wants to make it through the day and Zia thinks there has been a big mistake.

DC Moore’s second play dissects the politics of occupation, home and abroad. His first play Alaska opened at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2007. He won the inaugural Tom Erhardt Award for promising new playwrights in 2008.

Age guidance 14+

Director Mike Bradwell
Designer Bob Bailey
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Sound Nick Manning

Cast includes

Josef Altin, Joe Armstrong, Imran Khan, Nav Sidhu and Rufus Wright

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