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Dateline: 25th February, 2005

Peshkar to Tour Camp X-Ray Play

Peshkar Productions, a South Asian theatre and production company based in Oldham, is to tour In God We Trust, a play set against the backdrop of Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo bay.

Upon the world's stage Guantanamo Bay has raised itself to iconic status. Approximately 650 different men from over forty nationalities have been captured: the one thread that binds these strangers to each other is that of their faith.

In God We Trust has less to say about the cages and chains of Guantanamo Bay and more about the captives, exploring the relationship between two young Muslim men who find sanctuary in faith in order to survive amidst a violent and degrading environment.

It is written by Avaes Mohammad, a Manchester based artist with skills as a musician, vocalist, poet, script-writer and actor, who says of the play, "Detention without proper trial can only be implemented by a people fixed in the falsehood of their own superiority over the culture of another. But refusing to be perceived as destitute victims, thirsty for a sympathetic tear, I’ve also tried to explore the Muslim world's own responsibility for this humiliation suffered today."

Tour Dates

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 March - 7:30pm
£13.50, £11.50, £8.50 + concessions
Tickets: 01484 430 528

The Hawth, Crawley
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March - 7:45pm
£8.50 (£6.50 concessions)
Tickets: 01293 553 636

Chester Gateway, Chester
Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 March - 7:30pm
£8 (£5 concessions) £7 groups of 6+
Tickets: 01244 340 392

Coliseum Theatre, Oldham
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 April - 7:30pm
Band A: £10 (£8 conc), Band B: £9 (£7 conc)
Tickets: 0161 624 2829

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 April - 7:30pm
£8 (£6 concessions)
Tickets: 01204 520 661

Contact Theatre, Manchester
Monday 18 – Thursday 21 April - 7:30pm
£8 (£5 concessions)
Tickets: 0161 274 0600

The Drum, Birmingham
Friday 22 & Saturday 23 April - 7:30pm
£8 (£6 concessions)
Tickets: 0121 333 2444

Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington
Tuesday 26 April - 8:00pm
£8.50 (£6.50 concessions)
Tickets: 01325 486 555

Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
Friday 29 & Saturday 30 April - 7:30pm
£6.50 (£4 concessions)
Tickets: 01274 233 200

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©Peter Lathan 2005