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Love, Bombs and Apples by Hassan Abdulrazzak - Arcola
AIK Productions & Turtle Key Arts will present Love, Bombs and Apples, written by Hassan Abdulrazzak and performed by Asif Khan at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London, from 31 May to 25 June 2016.
Described as a 'comic and poignant new play', it's a tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation. "A Palestinian actor learns there is more to English girls than pure sex appeal. A Pakistani-born terror suspect figures out what is wrong with his first novel. A British youth suspects all is not what it seems with his object of desire. A New Yorker asks his girlfriend for a sexual favour at the worst possible time."
After premiering at the biennial Shubbak festival, the play comes to London in an attempt at using comedy as a vehicle to bravely tackle problems facing the Arab, Jewish and Muslim communities across the world.
Abdulrazzak is of Iraqi origin, born in Prague and now living in London, and draws from his own experiences. His first play 'Baghdad Wedding' was first staged at Soho Theatre in 2007, before touring the world and being broadcast on BBC Radio.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.