Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848422957Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London, 2012


By Steve Waters

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An absorbing study of attitudes towards outsiders, spanning two continents and sixty years.

1949. Small town Colorado. A group of regular American students struggle to accept a foreigner in their midst; their unthinking behaviour will have terrible consequences that are to change world history. In London, sixty years later, a university professor's work analysing those consequences takes on a frightening personal dimension when Layla Ahmad walks into his office...

Steve Waters' play Ignorance/Jahiliyyah was first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2012.

Blog entry: Steve Waters on the story of Ignorance/Jahiliyyah: 'Contemporary political reality can fill you with despair. Israeli rockets slaughtering children in Gaza, the ongoing bloody impasse in Syria, the intractable agonies of the Eurozone, our own ignorant little coalition/junta dismantling the things that make life in this country tolerable...' Read more >>

Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848422957Publication Date:
15 Nov 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Steve Waters:

Out of Your Knowledge
The Last King of Scotland
In a Vulnerable Place
Steve Waters: Shorts
The Contingency Plan
On the Beach
The Play About Calais
The Contingency Plan
Fast Labour
Little Platoons
The Secret Life of Plays
Why Can't We Live Together?
Death of a Cyclist
The Unthinkable
World Music

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