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Southwark Playhouse 9 March - 2 April 2022

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No more borders. Mohand and Peter will travel everywhere and anywhere in the blink of an eye.

A backflip in time, a quick hop back home, with humour and visual poetry they'll take you on a road trip to Sudan jumping from one character to another, including Omar al-Bashir, Mohand's  450 cousins, and a lazy camel.

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"You know Peter, when I close my eyes I can see my country. I can see my village. I can see my people..."

Mohand and Peter bounce on one of the toughest international news of the decade and as two brave clowns, they fight horror with laughter and build a magnificent pedestal for Mohand's home country.

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DIRECTOR'S NOTE

"Every day for the past 5 years since we created Borderline, I witnessed how much my cast miss their homes. I saw pictures of beautiful lakes, mountains, and ancient buildings; Videos of family gatherings, birthdays, and silly cats. I Facetimed brothers, sisters, but also nieces and nephews. Those kids that we spoil at weekends but that the people I work with have never held in their arms because they are not allowed to go back. Not for a wedding, not for a funeral, never. Their country is not just a war zone or a Talibans’ nest, it’s their homes. With Mohand & Peter, we aim to celebrate them."  Sophie Bertrand Besse (director)

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CREATIVE TEAM

 

CAST: Mohand Hasb Alrosol Abdalrahem & Peter Pearson

DIRECTOR: Sophie Bertrand Besse

SET DESIGNER: Ioana Curelea

SOUND DESIGN: Remy Bertrand with the precious participation of Mohand's family and friends back in Sudan.

LIGHT DESIGN: Andrew Brock

PRODUCER: Rob Landi

PROJECT MANAGER: Chiara Virgilio​

PHOTOGRAPHY: José Farinha

POSTER DESIGN: Michael Black

REVIEWS

The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “A genial, family friendly two-hander that acknowledges the profound sense of yearning that refugees so often feel for the families and homes they’ve left behind”

The Star Sheffield ⭐⭐⭐: “Magical and magnificent show. Charming, funny and clever.” 

Centre Stage Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “Tonight I laughed, I learnt, I travelled.” 

Everything Theatre ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “A glorious celebration of Sudan, and the magic of friendship across cultures”

Theatre-News ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “Master-class of physical theatre. A delight from start to finish.” 

ReviewsGate ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “Funny, consistently entertaining. Beguiling performers”

LondonTheatre1 ⭐⭐⭐⭐: “Broad and refreshing… The portrayals are spot on. An engaging and enthusiastic piece of theatre”  

Mind the Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐:  “Mohand’s love letter to Sudan is an entertaining & enlightening show – as timely as it ever could be” 

The Family Stage: “For some of us, the show gave us a chance to learn just a little about a country that we rarely hear much about apart from negative news. For others, it represented an opportunity to be transported back to the country they call home and to celebrate it at its best.” 

 

There Ought to Be Clowns: “Beautiful in both its poetic and physical language, Mohand & Peter is a triumph”.

 

Events in London: “A skilfully handled trip down memory lane.”

 

The Prickle: “Explosively funny duo”

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WHAT OUR AUDIENCE SAID

« It’s the second time I see it. I was one of your ushers on Saturday. I decided I wanted to buy a ticket. It’s important what you are all doing, and it felt so good to be among the minority in the audience for once » Usher at Southwark Playhouse


« It was so wonderful to see Sudan and Sudanese culture on stage. My son was born here in the UK but I was born in Sudan and it was wonderful to show him this. »  Sudanese audience member


« Thank you for talking about my country it’s the first time we have had a show about Sudan. I finally feel acknowledged. » Sudanese audience member


« I loved that the show was partially in Arabic. It made me travel very far. It felt good to be included in celebrating Sudanese people’s country. Loved it. » English audience member


« I left Sudan 20 years ago and miss it a lot. Thank you because tonight I was back there for an hour » Sudanese audience member


« It felt so good to travel again after these past two years! » Julie


« So beautiful, fun and poetic. You made me laugh and cry » Kay


« Mind-blowing! We laughed, we cried and enjoyed every minute of the performance! »  Sudanese and English audience members
 

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لا حدود بعد الآن 

 

مهند و بيتر سوف يسافران الى كل مكان وأي مكان بسرعة البرق . بالسفر عبر الزمن و العودة الى الوطن من خلال الأسلوب الفكاهي والشعر البصري 

سيصحبانك في رحلة عبر السودان يتنقلان فيها من شخصية الى أُخرى بما في ذلك عُمَر البشير وأبناء عم مهند البالغ عددهم ٤٥٠ والجمل الكسول . 

 

" أتعلم يا بيتر، عندما أغمض عيناي أستطيع أن أرى وطني،أرى قريتي،أرى شعبي......." 

 

مهند و بيتر يسلطان الضوء على أحد أصعب القصص الاخبارية على الساحة الدولية في هذا العقد و بشجاعتهما و ِخفة ظلهما سيحاربان الرعب بالضحك لإظهار روعة وجمال أرض السودان . 

 

العرض سوف يكون باللغة الانجليزية مع توفر ترجمة للغة العربية في هذه الأيام :  

الخميس ١٠ مارس ،السبت ١٢ مارس ،السبت ١٩ مارس ،الأربعاء  ٢٣ مارس ، السبت ٢٦ مارس ،الخميس ٣١ مارس ، السبت ٢ ابريل ٢٠٢٢  

لدينا تذاكر مجانية للاجئين