Fear of Breathing - Finborough Theatre
|Running dates||from Jul 17 2012 to Aug 11 2012|
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|Most expensive ticket||£16|
|Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)||Full Review|
|Michael Billington (The Guardian)||Full Review|
|Time Out (Other reviewers)||Full Review|
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Overview, Cast and Creatives
|Genre||Drama, Spoken word|
The world premiere of a new play based entirely on verbatim reports from inside Syria itself...
As thousands have been tortured, jailed, maimed or killed by the Syrian regime, The Fear of Breathing is a hard-hitting evocation of a life or death fight for freedom, experienced from the inside.
To uncover these personal stories from the uprising, award-winning journalists Paul Wood of the BBC and Ruth Sherlock of The Daily Telegraph, together with theatre director Zoe Lafferty, travelled into Syria covertly, circumventing the ban on journalists and restrictions on movement for all non-Syrians. Immersed in Syria's suffocating environment of oppression and fear, they spoke to protesters facing tanks and guns, soldiers who deserted to form the Free Army, activists who dream of change, as well as citizens who love President Bashar al-Assad and are terrified of a future without him.
Featuring verbatim scenes, interviews, stories and film footage, The Fear of Breathing is a powerful and profoundly disturbing portrait of a revolution struggling to survive.
|Featured Actors/Actresses||Scott Ainslie|
|Set Designer||Edward Lewis and Max Pappenheim|
|Lighting Designer||Miguel Vicente|