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Elegy is a radio play exploring the experiences of gay Iraqi refugees and the UK asylum system. A young man pieces together a personal story; his is a flight from tragedy through a no-man’s land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns. Based on interviews with gay Iraqi refugees, ‘Elegy’ is a moving and impassioned cri de coeur exposing the horrific realities of life in post-liberation Iraq and the injustice of the UK asylum process.

Gay Iraqi Refugees And The UK Asylum Process

Transport presents Elegy – Performed by Adam Best (UK Theatre Award Nomination for Best Actor & Winner of Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland – Best Male Performance) and directed by Douglas Rintoul (Complicite, Hampstead Theatre, Barbican and Unicorn) this award-winning production fuses intimate factional storytelling, specially composed music, and an evocative soundscape to create a personal and devastating world.

*Winner of a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award*

*Off West End Award Nomination for Best Sound Design *

‘Something that everyone should experience’  ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Touches and speaks to many’ ★★★★ The Stage

Written and directed by Douglas Rintoul,

Inspired by interviews and photographs by Bradley Secker

Performed by Adam Best,  Originally devised with Jamie Bradley, Original music composed by Raymond Yiu and  played by Stephen Upshaw, Sound design, recorded and edited by Helen Atkinson

Supported by PRS for Music Foundation and Arts Council England

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