“It is increasingly rare to find theatre companies that tackle large social issues and topics with the needed rigorous research and diligence to provide real authority and useful insights to their subject.” – David Byrne, Artistic Director, New Diorama Theatre
It’s time to be frank about the changing face of the UK’s arts funding landscape. In a time of increasing arts cuts, audiences have a larger role to play in supporting the development and production of exciting and essential theatre – the type of theatre we are striving to create with Like Enemies of the State.
Like Enemies of the State is based on the true story of three child soldiers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After managing to escape from one of the world's most hideous wars, they find that life is no longer free for them. They are stuck facing an existence of poverty, outcast from society. A life which is so unbearable that their only other option is to rejoin the war. The production follows over a year of research and development, including writer/director Tommy Lexén’s journey to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and encounters with former child soldiers.
“Like Enemies of the State by BeFrank Theatre Company gives a realistic insight into the issues that our organisation works with surrounding children living in conflict zones and in some of the most dangerous countries in the world.” – Marina Abraham, War Child UK
We’re all familiar with costly, large-scale sponsorship of West End shows or galleries, but much smaller donations from individuals and businesses can make a huge difference to an emerging theatre company. With your support comes engagement and ownership – your donations fund theatre that responds to and reflects your priorities, interests and understanding of what contemporary theatre can achieve. To be frank, it makes you an essential partner in the work we do. Thank you for your support.
Like Enemies of the State runs 15-26 October 2013 at London’s New Diorama Theatre.
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