The Island Nation at the Arcola Theatre

New play by Christine Bacon at the Arcola Theatre.

The Island Nation

Theatre company ice&fire will presents the world première of The Island Nation by Christine Bacon at the Arcola Theatre from 26 October to 19 November 2016, with a press night on 28 October.

Directed by Ria Parry, this new drama transports audiences to the heart of Sri Lanka to discover the shocking truths, and the extraordinary human sides, of the biggest unreported war story of our time.

"Sri Lanka, 2009. A 26-year civil war between the government and the Tamil Tigers is coming to an end. The United Nations, the media and all independent witnesses are banned from entering the war zone. Nila, a young Tamil woman, is trapped in rebel-held territory. Rebecca, a British aid worker, is desperate to get her out. Erik, a Norwegian politician, thinks he has a plan for peace. But nothing is certain – and nobody is safe."

Christine Bacon joined ice&fire in 2006 and in 2010 she was appointed as Artistic Director. Her other works include Rendition Monologues, The Illegals, Even if We Lose Our Lives and On The Record which was performed at the Arcola in 2011.

The production is designed by James Button with video design by Louise Rhoades-Brown, lighting by Katy Morison and sound by Harry Blake.

Ice&fire was founded by award-winning playwright Sonja Linden in 2003 and is a theatrical company and charity specialising in the exploration of human rights stories through performance.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.


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