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


‘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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