Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Cry Havoc by Tom Coash, starring Marc Antolin (West End, National Theatre, RSC, Young Vic) and James El-Sharawy (Clywd Theatr Cymru, Southwark Playhouse). This unconventional love story between Briton and Egyptian explores the repression that the LGBTQ+ community still faces in wider international cultures.
“Love is a search for faith. Love is passion. Putting your hand in the fire in believing. What would you do for love?”
Set in present-day Cairo, Cry Havoc is a passionate love story between between two men who are worlds apart. In times of turmoil, Mohammed questions his responsibility towards society when he contemplates leaving Egypt for a life in the UK with his partner, Nicholas. Soon he finds himself torn between life-changing choices. Should he leave Egypt in order to embrace his sexuality? Or should he defend his home and become the Egyptian he is expected to be, rather than a foreigner in a country he knows nothing about?
Mohammed and Nicholas are forced to confront their identities, traditions, and a repressive government in what becomes a gripping battle between love and faith.
Tom Coash’s poignant, intimate play explores the relationship between the Western world and the Islamic Middle East through the eyes of two people asking if love can bridge even the widest cultural divide.
Cry Havoc is at The Park Theatre 27th March to 20th April 2019.