Javaad Alipoor: “Theatres are chasing the same audiences they’ve had forever”

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‘The Believers are but Brothers’ is on at Bush Theatre

“I’m interested in fucking up the dominant and racist narratives around communities of colour.” Bradford-born writer, theatre-maker and director Javaad Alipoor certainly does not mince his words. His new play, The Believers Are But Brothers opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is transferring for a run at the Bush Theatre to kick off its 2018 season. It’s a performance that examines the crisis of masculinity swirling around young, misguided men and how digital culture swallows these men whole. The show also deals with a taboo topic for traditionally left-leaning, liberal theatre goers: radicalization.

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