“We’re not the troubles we face but how we choose to face them.”
When Tajik farmer Benham is forced to tell a daring lie to protect his farmlands from violent interlopers, he also invents a wild scheme, sending his son, Fariad, to England to find the evidence that will prove his untruth. Once there, Fariad develops a relationship with an emotionally damaged girl, Jennifer, which interferes with Beham’s carefully laid plans. The three rapidly find themselves in a situation where they are forced to choose between their own and each other’s freedom in this powerful story of seduction, betrayal and avarice.
“A superbly written play that is well worth a visit! The play is raw in its portrayal and this is its strength…Rian Perle plays the role of Benham extremely well. ..Cobos adds an extra pace to the play with her vibrant and dynamic performance…Rick Limentani’s directing combines comedy and conflict to deliver an absorbing play.” London Theatre Tickets
“Singharay has great presence on stage, and is ably supported by his co-stars, Perle and Cobos…Visually, the production is fantastic.” Remote Goat
“Boasting an elaborate and superbly designed set juxtaposing two clashing cultures, Freedom …(has) flashes of genuine pathos and comedy…Singharay hits the right comedic notes and gives a very enjoyable performance; Cobos really came into her own… evincing real emotion.” Public Reviews
Tickets: £16 (£12 concessions)
Matinees: 11, 18 February 3.00pm
£10 Opening Performances: 25, 26, 27, 28 January; 1, 2 February
Students £8: Mondays 6, 13 February
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (tickets in person from 6.30pm – limited and subject to availability)
Running time – 2 hours including a 15 minute interval
Written and Directed by
|Andrew Brooke, Paul Micah|
A production by Rebeca Cobos and Parlon.