'They’re leading us on, they’re conning us. Open the coffins!'
In a small town in Syria, soldiers are celebrated as heroes and grieving families are nourished on propaganda.
As the coffins pile up, the local party leader decides on a radical compensation scheme: a goat for each son martyred.
'Has anyone ever told the truth? Has anyone ever demanded it? Does anyone want it? Does anyone even need it?'
Goats is a major new work by Syrian playwright and documentary filmmaker Liwaa Yazji developed as part of the Royal Court’s long term project with writers from Syria and Lebanon. Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie (Violence & Son, Who Cares, Teh Internet is Serious Business) directs.
Tue 19 Dec 2017, Evening