This ambitious theatrical experience, recently nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement, from London's Tricycle Theatre explores Afghan culture and history in an enthralling three-part event. Each of the three parts of The Great Game: Afghanistan is made up of four one-act plays, each by a different playwright, each exploring a critical period of modern Afghan history.
PART 1: 1842-1930 Invasions & Independence:
Bugles at the Gates of Jalalabad by Stephen Jeffreys.
Durand's Line by Ron Hutchinson.
Campaign by Amit Gupta.
Now is the Time by Joy Wilkinson.
PART 2: 1979-1996 Communism, The Mujahideen & The Taliban:
Black Tulips by David Edgar.
Wood for the Fire by Lee Blessing.
Miniskirts of Kabul by David Greig.
The Lion of Kabul] by Colin Teevan.
PART 3: 1996-2009 Enduring Freedom:
Honey by Ben Ockrent.
The Night is Darkest Before Dawn by Abi Morgan.
On the Side of the Angels by Richard Bean.
Canopy of Stars by Simon Stephens.