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Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State

by Gillian Slovo
developed with Nicolas Kent from his original idea

To 7 May
Running Time: 95 mins approx no interval

Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State

Over the last twelve months headlines have been dominated by the growth of Islamic State, and terror attacks claimed by IS have spread across the world.

What is the entity that calls itself Islamic State? Why are some young Muslim men and women from across Western Europe leaving their homes to answer the call of Jihad? And what should we do about it?

This piece of verbatim documentary theatre, written by novelist Gillian Slovo using material from the interviews she conducted and directed by Nicolas Kent, is the result of many months researching Islamic State, meeting people affected by the organisation and involved in the fight against it.

Their previous work together includes Guantanamo - Honor Bound to Defend Freedom and The Riots.

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4 star rating

Richly informative and utterly compelling.

4 star rating

Another World's voices cut through the confusion behind the terror.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

A sober, powerful new docu-play. Raw and immediate.

Time Out
5 star rating

Essential viewing for anybody who wants to understand more about the threat that ISIS poses.

4 star rating

The desperate muddle of anguish, guilt and hope consuming the three Belgian mothers is played to heartbreaking effect. Many fellow audience members were moved to tears.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Thoughtful, absorbing. A fine cast.

Financial Times

Nicolas Kent and Gillian Slovo on Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State

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