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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – The Crucible, Sheffield

Writer: Dale Wasserman Music: Lewis Gibson Director: Javaad Alipoor Choreographer: Deb Pugh Reviewer: Sophie Dodworth One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was first published in 1962 by Ken Kesey, adapted for the stage one year after by Dale Wasserman. The brilliant dramatisation took Broadway by storm and now this thought-provoking drama lands in Sheffield for a Sheffield Theatres production. Set ...

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The Believers Are But Brothers – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Javaad Alipoor Directors: Kirsty Housley & Javaad Alipoor Reviewer: Stephen Bates “Keep your mobile ‘phones ON and keep them on LOUD” we are instructed, thereby making this different from any normal visit to the theatre before even leaving the foyer. But Javaad Alipoor’s hour-long show/presentation/lecture is anything but a normal visit to the theatre. Alipoor’s topic is radicalisation. Heard and ...

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The Believers Are But Brothers – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Reviewer: David Doyle Javaad Alipoor set out to make a piece about ISIS brides but that’s not the show he ultimately made. Instead, following his failure to engage with them on social media, he made a broader piece about the internet and extremism in its many forms. From the origins of Islamic extremism to the emergence of the alt-right, Alipoor ...

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The Rising of the Moon – Various locations, Bradford

Writer and Director: Javaad Alipoor Sound Design: Martin Thompson Fight Director: Keith Wallace Reviewer: Rich Jevons Leading Bradford theatre company Northern Lines’ final production, The Rising of the Moon, written and directed by the prolific and greatly talented Javaad Alipoor, is as radical in form as it is in content. It benefits from an energetic and enthusiastic community cast, Patience ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes With Javaad Alipoor

The Public Reviews’ Rich Jevons talks to Bradford playwright Javaad Alipoor about his new show with Northern Lines, The Rising of the Moon, playing as part of this year’s Bradford Festival. For people who aren’t aware of Chartists, could you explain their aims and intentions? Chartists were a series of uprisings in Bradford that culminated in a great uprising of ...

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My Brother’s Country – Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Writer: Javaad Alipoor Music: Ross Elliott Directed by: Natalie Diddams and Javaad Alipoor Reviewer: Rich Jevons We are introduced to the subject of the show, Iranian émigré Fereydoun Farrokhzad, when two cynical media vultures are covering a student demonstration outside the German opera house where the Shah of Iran is due to attend. Fereydoun purports to be apolitical, only wanting ...

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