The Believers Are But Brothers at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Believers Are But Brothers at HOME

The Believers Are But Brothers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 4 November 2020 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Javaad Alipoor returns to HOME Manchester this November with The Believers Are But Brothers. Originally co-commissioned by HOME, the show was first performed in Manchester in 2017 before touring internationally and collecting a host of awards, including the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Created by Alipoor and co-directed by Kirsty Housley, The Believers Are But Brothers uses WhatsApp to take audiences on a journey into a world of fantasy, violence and radicalisation.

Old orders are collapsing, from the post-colonial nation-states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. And through everything, tech-savvy and bloodthirsty groups run through European drawn borderlines.

Meanwhile, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment, without the money, power and sex they think they deserve; this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring how ISIS and the alt-right radicalise online. Extraordinary and fascinating, The Believers are but Brothers tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.

For this interactive performance, audiences will be required to join a WhatsApp group so make sure that you arrive with a good amount of charge on your phone.

Curious? We certainly are.

The Believers Are But Brothers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 4 November 2020 Tickets from £10.00 Book now


Session Features
3 November 2020
7:30pm — 12:00am
4 November 2020

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