Winning a coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award and a clutch of 5 and 4 star rave reviews as one of the most acclaimed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Collector will get its London premiere for one week at Arcola Theatre from November 17 – 22.
The Collector is a timely tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq in 2003. Mazrat Gaol was one of Saddam’s most notorious torture houses. More than 10,000 people died here. Now under Allied command, Nassir works as a local translator for American interrogators.
Nassir is pro-Western, determined to bring liberal values to his country, and he’s about to get married to his sweetheart. But when he is recognised by a psychotic prisoner, his life becomes a living hell…
Writer/co-director Henry Naylor was one of the head writers on Spitting Image, and has written for some of the most famous comedy names and shows on TV, including Alistair MacGowan, Lenny Henry, Rory Bremner, Smith and Jones and Dead Ringers. He scored another Fringe success 10 years ago with the political satire, Finding Bin Laden.
Co-director Michael Cabot is Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, one of the UK’s most prolific touring theatre companies. He has a long association with Arcola, having directed Marat/Sade (2001) and Pera Palas (2007).
The Collector By Henry Naylor
24 Ashwin St
London, E8 3DL
Monday 17– Saturday 22 November
Monday – Saturday at 8.000pm
Saturday matinee at 3.00pm
Press night: Monday 17 November at 8.00pm
Tickets: £12.00 / £10.00 (concs)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (tickets in person from 6.30pm – limited and subject to availability)
Box Office: 020 7503 1646
Recommended for ages 12+
Running time is approximately 1 hour.
Monday 20th October 2014