The Great Game: Afghanistan

The Acclaimed Season Returns For A Limited London Run
Before Embarking on an American Tour

The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times,
The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, Evening Standard, Time Out, Metro, Jewish Chronicle

The aim of THE GREAT GAME: Afghanistan festival is to explore Afghan culture and history. Through these plays, exhibitions and films it is hoped the Tricycle can play its part in continuing to stimulate the public’s discussion and debate on what is currently the most important focus of UK and American foreign policy.

“The Great Game” was a term used for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. Following the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 a second less intensive phase followed. The Term “The Great Game” was introduced into mainstream consciousness by British novelist Rudyard Kipling in his novel ‘Kim’ (1901).

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