Tommy Sheppard

MP for Edinburgh East

Play From Gaza

Play From Gaza

 

This was a genuine fringe first: a play from Gaza in the heart of Edinburgh despite all of the obstacles in the way.

Last night I had the amazing experience of watching a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which was being performed live in Gaza City. After we finally got the satellite link going the two audiences in different cities were able to watch the play together, applaud together, and speak to each other. The theatre company was Ashtar and the play was called The Cage. This was a genuinely moving and worthwhile project made possible by the British Council, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Welcome To The Fringe.

 

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