By DC Moore.
A powerful portrayal of class and politics by an award-winning new writer, set in the early days of British operations in Afghanistan. Gary is on patrol with his mate Phippy during a swelteringly hot summer, but the terrain seems suspiciously quiet.
The play contains very strong language and violent scenes.
Gary ..... Joe Armstrong
Zia ..... Ashley Kumar
Captain Mannock ..... James Norton
Hafizullah ..... Josef Altin
Phippy ..... David Kirkbride
Jalander ..... Imran Khan
Produced by Fiona Kelcher
Directed by Polly Thomas
DC Moore has adapted THE EMPIRE from his stage play, first presented by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010. ALASKA, his first full-length play, was awarded the inaugural Tom Erhardt Bursary by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. Moore's most recent play, THE SWAN, opened at the National Theatre in July 2011.