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The Believers Are But Brothers by Javaad Alipoor


Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wed 12 Jul – Sat 15 Jul, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip through twentieth century political certainties.

Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve. This crisis of masculinity leads them into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor spent time in this digital realm, exploring the blurry and complex world of extremists, spies, journalists and fantasists. This bold one-man show weaves together their stories.


 “A very special artist, and a very strong voice” - Madani Younis, Artistic Director, Bush Theatre


Join us to discuss The Believers Are But Brothers after the show on Thurs 13 July​. A relaxed and informal gathering over a glass of wine, *DISCUSS gives our audience the opportunity to lead the conversation. Find out more here.


  • Wed 12 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Thu 13 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Fri 14 Jul, 7:30pm
  • Sat 15 Jul, 7:30pm

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