A story from the Syrian conflict, devised by the company and scripted by award-winning writer Rob Johnston. Produced and directed by Benedict Power.
Theatre in the Mill, Bradford Wed 13th May, 7.30pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays Tue 19th May, 8pm (+ post show talk)
The Lowry, Salford Quays Wed 20th May, 8pm
Syria has descended into a war and Aleppo is besieged. Salah and Aisha have lost control of their lives and are plunging headlong into an uncertain future. The Syria they hoped to change is gone, in its place, violence and destruction - the arbitrary brutality of war. With the unexpected arrival of two Westerners, who have stayed too long in Syria and must now be given refuge, the fragile existence of the Syrian couple comes under even greater threat. How will they survive as they fall further away from hope, from what they know and from what they used to be?
Based on real-life accounts collected from Syrian refugees, aid workers, activists, journalists and photographers, Spring Reign features live performance, video, original music performed by Chris Davies, and frontline photography by Musa Chowdhury.
Matt Fenton - Artistic Director of Contact Theatre
Warning: Some material may be unsuitable for children under 15.
The post show talk on Tuesday 19th May will host Paul Conroy, a British war photographer who was injured in Syria in 2012, Dr Basil Hatahet from Syria Relief charity and Yasmine Nahlawi from Rethink Rebuild Society.
For more details, visit Benedict Power website