Black Theatre Live



Hurr is an adaptation of the middle eastern Taziyeh “passion play” that has captured the imagination of European writes and artists as diverse as Louis Massignon and Peter Brook. 

It resets the story of one of the central characters of the Taziyeh “Hurr”, a hero who is haunted by the ghosts of his life in war, into current conflicts in the middle east, where our Hurr is a western soldier of Asian origin, haunted by what he has done at Abu Ghraib and Bagram. 

Made in collaboration with members of the Syrian and Iranian communities in Bradford, as well as the testimony of returning British soldiers it uses a heightened physical and visual style and a lyrical text, to look at the clash of religion, insanity, love and nationalism that haunt the middle east and the west today.