SPRING REIGN – A story from the Syrian conflict


  • Touring windowSpring 2017
  • CreditsDeveloped with The Lowry. Supported by Rethink Rebuild Society
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A story from the Syrian conflict, devised by the company and scripted by award-winning writer Rob Johnston.

Syria has descended into civil war and Aleppo is besieged. Salah and Aisha have lost control of their lives and are plunging headlong into an uncertain future. The Syria they hoped to change is gone, in its place, violence and destruction – the arbitrary brutality of war. With the unexpected arrival of two Westerners, who have stayed too long in Syria and must now be given refuge, the fragile existence of the Syrian couple comes under even greater threat. How will they survive as they fall further away from hope, from what they know and from what they used to be?

Based on real-life accounts collected from Syrian refugees, aid workers, activists, journalists and photographers, Spring Reign features live per­formance, video, original music performed by Chris Davies, and frontline photography by Musa Chowdhury.

‘A hard-hitting and incredibly moving piece of theatre.’
★★★★ YORKSHIRE POST
‘A bold and innovative new play with a relevance that stretches across continents, and audiences.’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
Now booking for Spring 2017 Tour: May – June 2017
Contact Jayne Compton for venue booking and more information: jayne@switchflicker.co.uk

Touring May/June 2017

The Lowry, Salford – 10th May
Unity Theatre, Liverpool – 11th May
Harrogate Theatre – 12/13th May
CAST, Doncaster – 17th May
Oldham Library Theatre – 18th May
Civic, Barnsley – 20th May
The Albany, London – 24th May
Old Fire Station, Oxford – 25th May
Nottingham Playhouse – 27th May
Hyde Festival Theatre – 29th May
Durham University – 31st May

 

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