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The Great Game: Afghanistan - Part 2 - 1979-1996 Communism, The Mujahideen & The Taliban - Black Tulips/Blood & Gifts/Miniskirts of Kabul/The Lion of Kabul archiveBlack Tulips - by David Edgar Christmas 1987. A super-power invaded Afghanistan eight years ago. Its troops were sent to combat backwardness and banditry, to defend women's rights, to build hospitals and schools, but it didn't work out quite like that. Now another group of Russian conscripts gets its final briefing before going in. Blood and Gifts - by J T Rogers - Two Afghans have risked their lives crossing the Pakistan/Afghanistan border to meet with two Americans in a safehouse. The aim is to negotiate arms, but the Americans' offer of Enfield rifles, radio equipment and medical supplies is considered by the Afghans insufficient to repel the Russians. Miniskirts of Kabul - by David Greig - The Taliban are closing in on Kabul: shells and rockets are exploding around the capital. A woman is interviewing President Najibullah, who has sought refuge in the UN compound. He talks about fashion, communism, torture and whisky, but time is running out...The Lion of Kabul - by Colin Teevan - Two Afghan aid workers disappear while distributing rice. Rabia, their UN Director of Operations, is determined to discover what has happened to them. The problem is her organisation does not recognise the Taliban, and the Taliban does not recognise her. She seeks justice, but who is to dispense it? Parts 1, 2 & 3 can be seen separately and not necessarily in chronological order

Cast/Performers

Daniel Betts, Sheena Bhattessa, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Ebrahim, Nabil Elouahabi, Tom McKay, Danny Rahim, Jemma Redgrave, Rkick Warden

Creatives/Company

Producer: Nicolas Kent (assisted by Zoe Ingenhaag)
Author(s): David Edgar (Black Tulips), J T Rogers (Blood & Gifts), David Greig (Miniskirts of Kabul), Colin Teevan (The Lion of Kabul)
Director(s): Nicolas Kent, Indhu Rubasingham, Rachel Grunwald (assistant)
Design(s): Pamela Howard, Miriam Nabarro
Lighting: James Farncombe
Sound: Tom Lishman
Other: Jack Bradley (literary advisor)
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The Great Game: Afghanistan - Part 2 - 1979-1996 Communism, The Mujahideen & The Taliban - Black Tulips/Blood & Gifts/Miniskirts of Kabul/The Lion of Kabul

The Great Game: Afghanistan - Part 2 - 1979-1996 Communism, The Mujahideen & The Taliban - Black Tulips/Blood & Gifts/Miniskirts of Kabul/The Lion of Kabul (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01959546078. Details of all The Great Game: Afghanistan - Part 2 - 1979-1996 Communism, The Mujahideen & The Taliban - Black Tulips/Blood & Gifts/Miniskirts of Kabul/The Lion of Kabul archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0348073668

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24 Jul 10
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29 Aug 10
The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre)
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