The Invaders’ Fear of Memories

Friday, August 23, 2024

Theatre: a play about the colonisation of Palestine.
This play offers an insight into the origins of settlement colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid in modern-day Israel.

Directed by:
Linda Wise

Ben Rivers.

“The Invaders’ Fear of Memories” is both an urgently needed piece of history and an extraordinary work of art.

Ben Rivers, portraying twelve characters, brings to life his own great-grandfather’s story, first as an oppressed Jew in Tsarist Russia and then his inexorable transformation into an active participant in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland.

With gorgeous, stirring songs in Ukrainian, Yiddish, Hebrew and Arabic woven throughout, “The Invaders’ Fear of Memories” confronts us with the tragic cycles of history in which we are still caught

The title for the play, ‘The Invaders’ Fear of Memories’, is a line taken from ‘On this Land’, a poem by the Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish.

Centre Artistique International Roy Hart
Château de Malérargues
30140 Thoiras

Friday, August 23, 2024

15€ full price
12€ reduced rate (unemployed, RSA)
(cash only)

On-site box office opens 30 minutes before performances