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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.

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