How far would you go to protect your reputation and your honour?
When war hero Colonel Tariq joins the intelligence service, his rise to the top seems assured. But during his first case investigating an alleged murder by a CIA agent, a diplomatic crisis erupts and angy mobs take to the streets.
As his professional ambition and private life collide, Tariq must make a life changing decision that have far reaching consequences for the future of his family and his country.
Set in a world of espionage and secret agents, The Dishonoured is a compelling political thriller about surviving in a world of deceit and violence.
"Aamina Ahmad’s gripping debut play….has plenty of plot twists and turns…. and it builds to a scene of real tension" The Guardian
"This taut tale has all the ingredients of a political thriller – tense negotiations, plot twists and lashings of local colour... black-and-white morality breaks down into more shades of grey than a row of American generals’ heads."
"an engagingly knotty second half that shows flawed characters making a choice between competing evils as the personal and the political become inseparable. Much of the acting is excellent...." The Times
"it will have you on the edge of your seat." Whatsonstage.com
"boldly questions a world in which protecting one’s interests justifies anything."
British Theatre Guide
"Thrilling, edgy and dramatic"
"A particularly impressive script... elevates it out of routine stage territory. Powerful performances and moments of real genius from Director, Janet Steel, had me gripped from start to finish."AYoungerTheatre.com
The play has been nominated for the Best New Play Offie Award and David Michaels has been nominated for the Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role
Director Janet Steel Design Anthony Lamble
Lighting Prema Mehta Music Jai Channa
Cast Neil D'Souza Zaqi Ismail David Michaels Robert Mountford Goldy Notay Maya Saroya
Thur 10 March – Sat 12 March The Curve
Tue 15 March – Sat 2 April Arcola Theatre
Tue 12- Sat 16 April The Drum at Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thurs 21 – Sat 23 April MAC Birmingham
Wed 4 – Sat 7 May Belgrade Theatre
Top Photo of Goldy Notay and Robert Mountford
by Mark Andreani
Production photos by Robert Day
Video by Day 600