Putting the Nation on Stage

Work in Development

My Brothers Country

The dislocation of the revolution in one man.

An international co-production with Javaad Alipor and Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, development is underway for My Brother’s Country.  The story of Fereydoun Farrokhzad, singer, poet, TV producer and for some a gay icon, found brutally murdered in his small bedsit where he lived in exile.

The play explores the transcendence of art, sexuality, religion, the birth of the modern Middle East and the importance of icons in diaspora.

A previous version of this work was co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, ARC Stockton and The Lowry and supported by Bradford MDC and Arts Council England in 2015. The team included Natalie Diddams (Dramaturg, Co-Director), Madalene Wills (Lighting Design) and Martin Thompson (Sound Design).