There Shall be Fireworks

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Saturday, 1 October 2016
The Bike Shed Theatre

Inspired by the path to Afghanistan, well trodden down the ages whether by Western merchants, missionaries, Hippies or soldiers, There Shall Be Fireworks unearths a startling true story from a two hundred-year-old cemetery in Kabul known as the Kabre Gora (‘the Graveyard of Foreigners’). It’s a send off. An American stockbroker turned statesman, thwarted in one wildly ambitious plan to change the world for good, bids farewell once again to the land that he loves. Your host is played by Martin Bonger (Fat Man, NIE’s Around the World in 80 Days), with composition and sound design by Jennifer Bell (featured on Radio 4’s Word of Mouth) and Ben Osborne (Fellswoop Theatre). A haunting new show full of hope and misadventure, There Shall Be Fireworks is about being possessed by an idea, and the mortality of human endeavour.