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Love, Bombs, and Apples

July 21, 2015 - July 25, 2015

MS Love, Bombs & Apples Arcola 2015

Designed by Mila Sanders
Written by Hassan Abdulrazzak
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt
Performed by Asif Khan

A Palestinian actor learns there’s more to English girls than pure sex appeal. A Pakistani-born terror suspect figures out what’s 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.

Love, Bombs & Apples is the comic tale of four men, each from different parts of the globe, all experiencing a moment of revelation.

It was one of 12 new plays specially selected for a rehearsed reading in Arcola’s PlayWROUGHT Festival in January 2015. Now it receives its first full staging as part of Shubbak – A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture.

“Hassan Abdulrazzak’s astonishing play tells how human lives are shaped by political crisis” – The Guardian on Baghdad Wedding. Chosen as one of Michael Billington’s plays of the year.

“Exquisite…impressive… the physical wit and economical elegance carry you on into empathy, beyond the daily horror of the headlines” The Times on Arab Nights.

“Visceral, verbally dexterous, edgy, exciting, darkly humorous and downright riveting” – WhatsOnStage on The Prophet

Love, Bombs and Apples Creative Team also includes:
Music by James Hesford
Lighting Design by Charlie Lucas
Production Consultant: Turtle Key Arts
Assistant Director: Clemmie Reynolds
Graphic Design by Shiv Grewal

Asif Khan trained at RADA. Theatre includes: Multitudes (Tricycle Theatre), Twelfth Night (National Theatre), Mixed Up North (Out of Joint), Queen of the Nile (HullTruck), Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi (Arcola Theatre), The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & The Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre) & award-winning Snookered (Bush Theatre/Tamasha). Television includes: Spooks (BBC), Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal (Sky1) & Bradford Riots (Channel 4) & BAFTA-winning The Plot To Bring Down Britain’s Planes (Raw TV).

Hassan Abdulrazzak‘s first play, Baghdad Wedding, premiered at Soho Theatre before being revived in Australia and India and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The Prophet was performed at The Gate Theatre and was based on extensive interviews in Cairo with revolutionaries and soldiers, journalists and cab drivers. He was commissioned by the Kevin Spacey Foundation to write Dhow Under The Sun, a play for 34 young actors, which was staged in Sharjah, UAE. Hassan is the recipient of the George Devine, Meyer-Whitworth and Pearson Theatre Awards as well as the Arab British Centre Award for Culture.Supported by Arts Council England, The Richard Carne Trust & The Iraqi Cultural Centre.


July 21, 2015
July 25, 2015
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