Elegy At Theatre 503
Devised by the company
Conceived and directed by Douglas Rintoul.
9 Oct – 3 Nov
Tues – Sat 7.45pm
He had arrived. It was cold, so bitterly cold that he thought he’d never be warm again. They ask him why he left his country. They ask for dates, times, reasons – but it’s buried. They say he’s telling lies but that’s not what he’s doing. He has to think of everything again…
A compassionate and shocking analysis of the homophobic murders that take place in a ‘liberated’ Iraq regularly, Elegy is a poetic love letter to those who lost their lives from the viewpoint of one who got away. His is a moving and extraordinary story of unrequited love, loss and exile: a journey through a no-man’s land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns.
“Does what theatre at its best can do, make great events personal…stunning!” Marie Colvin.
“Truly something that everyone should experience…floats beautifully between storytelling, performance art, expressionism and urgent political drama.” WhatsOnStage ★★★★”
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