Guantanamo Boy



Show Details

Dates: STREAMING Sat 13 - Fri 26 Feb (not Sun)
Times: From 11am (14 days access)
Running Time: 53 mins
Age Range: 12 +

 

OFF WEST END ONCOMM FINALIST FOR BEST SHOW FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12+

Half Moon presents a live-recorded Brolly production, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Anna Perera
Guantanamo Boy

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Boy playing a computer game

OnComm finalist 2021 logoA repeat screening of Guantanamo Boy, an Off West End OnComm Finalist for Best Show for Young People 12+. The OnComms recognise the excellence of shows from independent, alternative and fringe theatres that are being presented online. Join us for an online performance that puts the best seats in the house into your own home. 

“Innocent until proven guilty? Not here you’re not”.

Khalid likes football, hip hop, computer games and has a big crush on a girl – like any other teenage boy. Except being a young Muslim in the aftermath of 9/11 can be very dangerous. Snatched in the middle of the night he is thrown into a nightmare world in which he is presumed guilty. Alone, afraid and far from home, will he have the strength to survive?

Guantanamo Boy asks difficult questions about how we balance human rights and national security – and what happens if we get the balance wrong. This powerful play takes the audience into the heart of the ‘war on terror’ seen through the eyes of one boy.

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REVIEWS

OFF WEST END ONCOMM FINALIST FOR BEST SHOW FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12+
(Winners announced 21 February 2021)
Off West End Theatre Awards 2020

“A fast-moving piece that packs a great deal into its hour playing time…imaginatively mounted by director Dominic Hingorani and designer Rachana Jadhav, it is played with feeling.”
British Theatre Guide

Originally commissioned by Stratford Circus. Presented with the permission of Puffin Group. Supported by Arts Council England, the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, HRLA, University of East London and Unity Theatre Trust

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCREENING

  • Booking for each performance closes one hour before the start time.
  • Screening ticket holders will receive an email approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled viewing time with a link and password to watch the show, which will be streamed online via Vimeo.
  • Once you have the show links you can watch the show whenever you want. The production will not automatically start at 11am. Once you have the link, you can watch the show at a time that is convenient to you (within 14 days).
  • The production will be available to access for 14 days after the performance time and you can watch the show as many times as you like.
  • We will be streaming the show via Vimeo. You can access the production via your laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet with a stable internet connection. To connect to your television you will need either Apple TV, chrome cast, or a compatible smart TV app. Find out more about watching on the Vimeo Smart TV App.
  • Having problems? Contact us or call 020 7709 8900 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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This digital season of work has been made possible by funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, distributed by City Bridge Trust through the London Community Response Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible.