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The Great Game: Afghanistan, USA Tour

The Great Game Plays for the Pentagon

This February The Great Game company will perform two private trilogy day performances for Pentagon staff, the military, policy-makers, aid-workers and guests at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Harman Theatre, Washington.

> Read features in The Times, 11 January 2011

> Link to coverage from The Washington Post, 9 January 2011

> Link to Richard Norton-Taylor’s article in The Guardian, 10 January 2011

> Link to ‘Kilburn theatre to perform for the Pentagon’, Evening Standard, 10 January 2011

> Read the feature in The Sunday Times, 9 January 2011

Visit our backstage blog to read further updates from the tour across America.


The Great Game: Afghanistan USA Tour 2010

In 2010 The Great toured America visiting the following venues:

15 – 26 September:
THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE at the Harman, Washington

29 September – 17 October:
THE GUTHRIE THEATER at The McGuire Proscenium, Minneapolis

22 October – 7 November:
BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE at The Roda Theatre, Berkeley

1 December – 19 December:
THE PUBLIC THEATER at The Skirball, Washington Square, New York

Click on the links above to find out more…


Reviews and covergae from America:

> Watch the VOANews video report by Derek Henkle, broadcast to 21 countries
> Read The Washington Post’s preview of The Great Game
> Read The Washington Examiner Review
> Read The Washington Post Review
> Read the Washington City Paper review
> Read the Washington Life Magazine review
> Read the DC Theatre Scene interview with Nicolas Kent and read their reviews of Parts 1, 2 and 3 here
> Click here to watch footage of Nicolas Kent talking about The Great Game on BBC World News America…
> Listen to him in this VOANews radio report
> Or listen to the feature on NPR: 150 Years Of Afghan History In One Theater Marathon
> Read some Thoughts on a day playing the Great Game from MPR News
> Read the Minneapolis + St Paul review
> The Star Tribune exhorts you to go to this ‘epic theatrical event’
> And the MinnPost.com calls it a ‘stunning theatrical achievement’
> ‘…enlightening, tragic, comic and above all riveting’ – read the Napa Valley Register review
>Read The New York Times interview with Nicolas Kent, Amit Gupta, Lee Blessing, Ron Hutchinson and David Edgar.

For all the latest reviews and news from the USA, visit our blog here.

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BOOKING
DATES & TICKETS
DATES
Wed 15 Sep 2010 - Sun 19 Dec 2010
PRODUCTION
Directors: Nicolas Kent, Indhu Rubasingham
Project Designer: Pamela Howard
Lighting: David I Taylor (based on original lighting by James Farncombe)
Sound: Tom Lishman
Associate Designer: Miriam Nabarro
Literary Consultant: Jack Bradley
Assistant Director: Rachel Grunwald

Cast: Daniel Betts, Sheena Bhattessa, Michael Cochrane, Karl Davies, Vincent Ebrahim, Nabil Elouahabi, Shereen Martineau, Tom McKay, Daniel Rabin, Danny Rahim, Raad Rawi, Jemma Redgrave, Cloudia Swann, Rick Warden.