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Touring productions

The Freedom Theatre tours locally and internationally on a regular basis. These are our current touring productions:

Return to PalestineReturn to Palestine

Jad, a Palestinian born in America, decides to go to Palestine for the first time in his life. Wanting to know more about his people and identity, he finds out that reality is very different from what he has seen in the news. Return to Palestine is a versatile play that can be performed on a stage as well as in the street or any other space. When performed outside of Palestine, the play is accompanied by a workshop in which myths and facts about Palestine are uncovered. Read more

The SiegeThe Siege

April 2002. Spring in Bethlehem. A group of armed men seek sanctuary in one of the world’s holiest sites as the Israeli army closes in with helicopters, tanks and snipers. The siege lasts for 39 days, paralysing the center of Bethlehem and keeping tens of thousands under curfew. The Siege is based on the 2002 events in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Siege toured extensively in 2015, performing to sold-out houses across Britain. Read more

Suicide noteSuicide Note from Palestine

One day before her final exams, Amal has a concerning nightmare: she is Palestine and she has decided to die. Amal’s nightmare drafts between confusion, torture and despair – notions set as strange characters that symbolise some of the key players that shape the history, land, politics and occupation of her country. This play uses social satire to present a rare window into the younger generation of Palestine. Read more

The Island

This South African apartheid-era drama, inspired by a true story, is set in a prison and revolves around two cellmates: one who is soon to be released while the other is serving a life sentence. They spend their days at mind-numbing physical labour and at night rehearse for a performance of Sophocles’ Antigone. The Island has toured Europe, Brazil and USA, bringing attention to the experiences of Palestinian political prisoners and the parallels between apartheid South Africa and Palestine. Read more