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A Broken Heart in a Warzone

In this dark comedy set in a warzone, two thieves have come up with an audacious plan.

In this dark comedy set in an unnamed warzone, two thieves have come up with an audacious plan to use the bombing raids for their own ends. All is going well, until an adulterous domestic drama – and a wild animal – threaten their complacency.

The first of two winning plays from the BBC World Service/British Council International Playwriting Competition 2018.

A Broken Heart in a Warzone by Aziz H is the winner of the English as a Second Language prize. Aziz H is a Yemeni writer. This is his first play.

CAST:
Dalia - Sirine Saba
Rami - Paul Chahidi
Khalid - Waleed El Gardi
Ali/Old Man - Nabil Elouahabi
Hatem - Omar Malik
Samier/Presenter - Adam El Hagar
Soldier/Boy - Alexander Devrient

Producer/director: Marion Nancarrow
A co-production with The Open University

Image by Ben Hollands

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Winner of the 2nd language category in the International Playwriting Competition 2016.