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Chats Palace Arts Centre presents
CHATS PALACE: Love, Bombs and Apples
From Friday 11 May to Saturday 12 May
This performance is taking place at an external venue, Chats Palace.
In a nutshell
Extremely funny one-man show with a sharp cutting edge for today's multi-cultural Britain. LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES highlights the struggles of four men in Bradford, a Pakistani writer, a Palestinian actor and a New York boxer.
Powerful political theatre, LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES is the funny and poignant new play from award-winning Iraqi playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, The Prophet). This one-man play, performed by Asif Khan, expertly highlights the problems in today’s global and multicultural landscape, using comedy as a vehicle to bravely tackle problems facing the Arab, Muslim and Jewish communities across the world. Set against the backdrop of worldwide political instability with the looming threat of civil unrest, we look into the worlds of four different men with four individual struggles.
What to Expect
ASIF KHAN- Performer and Co Producer- Asif trained at The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (RADA), where he won a Laurence Olivier Bursary Award.
Theatre includes: Handbagged (UK Tour 2015, Tricycle Theatre/Eleanor Lloyd Productions), Recent screen work includes: Love Type D (Feature film to be released in 2016), Spooks (Series 10), Doctors, Casualty (BBC).
ROSAMUNDE HUTT – Director
Rosamunde has led or co-led three major companies (Hijinx Theatre 1990-1993; Theatre Centre, Director, 1993-2007 and Unicorn, Associate Artistic Director, 2007-2011). Her international work includes touring Anupama Chandrasekhar’s The Snow Queen to India (Trestle Theatre/British Council), and co-leading workshops on young people’s theatre in Japan.
HASSAN ABDULRAZZAK -Writer
Hassan is of Iraqi origin, born in Prague and living in London. Hassan’s first play Baghdad Wedding, was staged at Soho Theatre in 2007 to great acclaim. Hassan has received the George Devine, Meyer-Whitworth and Pearson theatre awards as well as the Arab British Centre Award for Culture.
MILA SANDERS -Costume and Set Design
Mila trained at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wimbledon School of Art. Her designs include: Darknet (Southwark Playhouse), Soapbox (Talawa), The Flannelettes (Kings Head), Game of Life (The Yard), Queen of the Nile (Hull Truck), Dogs Barking (RADA)
JAMES HESFORD Sound Designer & Composer
James established himself as a leading jazz musician in London in the 1970s. In 1980 he won the Arts Council GLAA Young Jazz Musician of the Year. He recorded his first Album for EMI Records at Abbey Road Studios. James has composed for contemporary classical music ensembles, Theatre, Film and TV.
TURTLE KEY ARTS Co-Producers
Turtle Key Arts unlocks creative potential in individuals, companies and communities, producing and devising original, ground-breaking, inclusive art to entertain and inspire. As creative producers they enable each project to reach its full artistic potential and ensure that participation and education is embedded at the heart of everything they do.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Iraqi Cultural Centre, The Richard Carne Trust, Shubbak Festival and Arcola Theatre.
What people are saying
'Chris Morris-like genius… a quartet of monologues with a profound ability to find humour in the most over-trodden tragedies' The Stage
'the kind of theatre that gives one hope, in ninety exhilarating minutes, Abdulrazzak’s writing bursts with originality and freshness.' Reviewsgate
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Things you should know
This event does not take place at Rich Mix. For details on the venue, Chat's Palace, please see their website above.
This event is wheelchair accessible.