Comic and politically provocative new play Love, Bombs & Apples is coming to Cast, Doncaster on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May – a comic tale of four men experiencing a moment of revelation at the same time in Bradford, New York, Palestine and Pakistan.
Using comedy to explore bravely tackle problems facing the Arab, Jewish and Muslim communities across the world, the one-man stand up show draws attention to social issues in today’s multicultural Britain.
These four stories are unified by award winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak script, employing a deeply personal method of storytelling, humorous approach and political commentary. Set against the backdrop of worldwide, political instability, with the looming threat of civil unrest, this one-man play expertly highlights the problems in today’s global and multicultural landscape.
Bringing the entertaining and clever script to life, lead actor Asif Khan shifts seamlessly between the individual stories, captivating his audience by deftly assuming each character with surprising ease. Khan is as believable as an Arab in Jerusalem, as he is Jewish man in New York and disenfranchised youth tempted by IS in Bradford.
Speaking on his role and the challenges he faced, Asif Khan says: “There are many challenges such as fully embodying physically and vocally each of the four characters I’m playing. But I think the most challenging thing with this piece in particular is stamina. Having the stamina to keep the audience fully engaged for 90 minutes, with no interval! But it worked out last year and so we can take confidence from that.”
Love, Bombs and Apples plays at Cast, Doncaster on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May, tickets are £10.50 / £8.50 concessions, available from 01302 303 959 or online at castindoncaster.com.