The Great Game: Afghanistan
The Acclaimed Season Returns For A Limited London Run
Before Embarking on an American Tour
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).
To view the trailer, click here
Click on the following links to view media coverage from 2009:
- General Sir David Richards’ article for The Times (3 August 2010)
- Theatre as an Extension of Journalism – by Richard Norton-Taylor for The Guardian
- The Great Game on Stage – by Mike Wooldridge for BBC World
Find out more about the 2010 American tour here…