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See Lines before New York

Lines links stories from the UK, Uganda and Palestine
Lines links stories from the UK, Uganda and Palestine

Set in five prisons in Uganda, Palestine and Britain, Lines follows the parallel, post-colonial lives of 10 seemingly disconnected prisoners over five decades. All 10 characters are played by actors-writers John Rwothomack, born in Uganda, and Fidaa Zidan from Palestine.

The show starts in Palestine in the 1970s after the rescue of a hijacked jet at Entebbe, and ends back there in 2019. 

Recommended as one of the best theatre tickets to book in 2024, the play is on a short tour before a New York debut in May. Northern dates are The Dukes, Lancaster (March 20-21); Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (March 23) and Harrogate Studio Theatre (April 5-6).

The show has been developed mainly online across three continents over four years, following a chance meeting between John, Fidaa and US producer Alex Aron. 

 John said: “We’re bringing together two countries – Uganda and Palestine, which you wouldn’t think have many connections – to show they have so much in common. One of the biggest questions we had was if you took Britain out of the timeline of these two countries, what would they look like?"

More info and tickets here, (Dukes), here (SJT) or here (Harrogate)


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