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The Middle East is currently in turmoil. After the hope of the Arab Spring a couple of years ago, times have changed and the prospects of various countries in the region now look increasingly bleak. More and more people are finding refuge in Europe, looking to escape the civil wars and the impending threat of ISIS. As a result, My Brother’s Country – a new performance co-produced by ARC, The Lowry in Salford and Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, Routes North – feels completely relevant to today’s society, despite being set across a span of ten years.

Singer, poet and TV icon Fereydoun Farrokhzad seeks refuge in Germany, looking to escape the war and the revolution that’s spilling out on to the streets. Ten years later, he is found dead in his apartment, and the police are unable to solve the mystery behind his murder. Cinematic, physical language helps to communicate the narrative and the story is enhanced by a newly composed and haunting electronic score. Exploring Islam, sexuality and the state of the world today, My Brother’s Country promises to be a compelling insight into the contemporary Middle East.

My Brother’s Country comes to ARC, Stockton on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th February.

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