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The Burma Play


A unique show that sensitively evokes the long suffering of a people through bittersweet comedy... beautiful music... snappy and sensitive writing... excellent actors... polished directing... wonderful to see such a committed piece of theatre - Fringe Review Defiantly tragi-comic - The Scotsman

... a vital glimpse of the courage and suffering of the Burmese people. I warmly recommend it - John Pilger A popular entertainer struggles to restore his damaged memory by going over his life and times, and those of his country. All he can recall is darkness and fear.

His colleague pushes him to face the past. Re-playing their repertoire of gags, wordplay and sketches prompts blazing insights into his present circumstances. Along the way, Burma's history is told in a series of ingenious quick-cutting scenes, in turn darkly funny, poignant, and tragic.

A story told with flair, biting humour, virtuoso performances and original live music, the burma play sprints through the long history of the twentieth century to bring the nightmare of Burma bang up to date.

Friday 14 7.00PMAugust2009-08-14T19:00:00Z2009-08-14T20:50:00Z


Library Theatre: CLOSED

Chamberlain Square

B3 3HQ Birmingham GB

0121 236 5622

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