Written by Tony Kushner
Performed in English
Tony Kushner’s remarkable play was completed before the events of September 11, 2001 brought Afghanistan to the front pages.
The world premiere of Homebody/Kabul was on 5th December 2001 at the New York Theatre Workshop. A version of the first scene was performed at the Chelsea Centre, London in July 1999 by Kika Markham, for whom the play was written.
Co-produced by Cheek by Jowl and the Young Vic in association with the New York Theatre Workshop.
“The most remarkable play in a decade… without doubt the most important of our time”The New York Observer
|Kika Markham||The Homebody|
|Anthony Bunsee||Dr Qari Shah/Border Guard|
|Kevork Malilkyan||Mullah Ali Aftar Durrani|
|William Chubb||Milton Ceiling|
|Mark Bazeley||Quango Twistleton|
|Jacqueline Defferary||Priscilla Ceiling|
|Silas Carson||Munkrat/Zai Garshi/Marabout|
|Nadim Sawalha||Kwaja Aziz Mondanabosh|
|3–6 July 2002||Barcelona, Teatre Fabia Puigserver, Grec Festival, Spain|
|10 May–22 June 2002||London, Young Vic Theatre, UK|
|5 July 2001||New York, New York Theatre Workshop, USA|
“Declan Donnellan directs a gripping, marvellously well-acted production for Cheek by Jowl, simply but evocatively designed by Nick Ormerod. A richly rewarding, hugely imaginative drama, in which Kushner combines poetry and politics, heartache and humour with rare panache.”Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
“Assured sense of rhythm…Energy and pulse…Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul is the most remarkable play in a decade – without doubt the most important of our time.”John Heilpern, The New York Observer
“Gripping, marvellously well-acted”The Daily Telegraph