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"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 supported by the British Council.
Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie (Violence & Son, Who Cares, The Internet is Serious Business) directs.
Goats was staged as a reading in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs as part of Told from the Inside: new plays from Syria and Lebanon in March 2016.
Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
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Age Guidance of 14+
Friday 24 November 2017 - Saturday 30 December 2017
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm (except 30 Nov & 1 Dec 7pm)
Thursday & Saturday matinees 2.30pm (from 2 December 2017)
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Royal Court Theatre
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