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Honour Bound
On from 14 Nov 2007 till 17 Nov 2007
Barbican
by Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre
Genre(s): Drama, New Writing

About: Honour Bound

A production of rae intelligence and power Honour Bound pushes the limits of integrated live performance. It raises important questions about the balance between the pursuit of national security and human rights, making its point with a passionate and compelling force.

Set inside a towering metal cage, Honour Bound uses spectacular aerial acrobatics, theatre, dance and film to tell the story of Australian David Hicks and his incarceration in Guantanamo Bay. This deeply human story is seen through the eyes of Hicks's parents, combining their moving testimony with letters, internal Pentagon papers and the accounts of former detainees.

Honour Bound brings together two of Australia's leading theatre visionaries: director Nigel Jamieson and acclaimed Australian Dance Theatre choreographer Garry Stewart. Nigel Jamieson has directed some of the world's most enthralling large-scale productions, creating spectacular moments such as 400 Cambodian monks chanting in Angkor Wat and the Tin Symphony during the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

As Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart's choreography is renowned for the intense physicality of its style and its exploration of bodies pushed to physical and emotional extremes.

‘Provokes a visceral response… It is brilliant theatre.’
The Age

‘This is an extraordinarily passionate and powerful piece of theatre... an assault on all the senses.’
The Australian

Running time: 70 mins/no interval

Post Show Talk 15 Nov

Age restriction 16+
Contains nudity

Tickets £7 – £26

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