London and on Tour February/March 2016

The Dishonoured
By Aamina Ahmad

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."  
Time Out

"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."

"boldly questions a world in which protecting one’s interests justifies anything."  
British Theatre Guide

"Thrilling, edgy and dramatic"
Asiana Magazine

"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."

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  7.45pm  
After show discussion Fri 11 Mar
The Curve
60 Rutland St  Leicester LE1 1SB
0116 242 3595

Tue 15 March – Sat 2 April
Tue – Fri 8pm  Sat 3.30pm & 8pm
Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street Dalston London E8 3DL
020 7503 1646

Tue 12- Sat 16 April 7.45pm
Theatre Royal Plymouth The Drum 
Royal Parade Plymouth PL1 2TR
01752 267222

Thurs 21 – Sat 23 April  8pm
MAC Birmingham
Cannon Hill Park  Birmingham  B12 9QH
0121 446 3232

Wed 4 – Sat 7 May
Wed – Fr 7.30pm  Sat 2.15pm & 7.30pm
After show discussion Thur 5 May
Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square  Coventry CV1 1GS
024 7655 3055

Top Photo of Goldy Notay and Robert Mountford
by Mark Andreani
Remaining photos by Robert Day
Video by Day 600