Produced By: LUNG

Trojan Horse

Professional Theatre
21 Feb 2020

Tickets no longer available.

by Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead

“Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.”

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression and Fringe First Award Winners LUNG (E15, The 56 and Chilcot) follows the real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.

Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham
schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre-company
LUNG investigate what really happened. Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

Making theatre with communities, by communities and for communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizons and investigates modern Britain.

★★★★★ – WhatsOnStage
★★★★ – The Independent
★★★★ – The Guardian

“Everything is right there, in the show. Trojan Horse will do very well. LUNG have used their popularity and their flair to create a show that actually says something true and important. It does not rest on its laurels.” Exeunt Magazine



1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

Strong language

This play is based on real life events but some names have been changed. It is adapted from over 200 hours of interviews conducted by LUNG as well as public documents and contains words spoken by individuals who participated in public hearings, it is not endorsed or authorised by them.

Show Times:

  • 21 Feb 2020 - 19:30 @ The Place Bedford - (opening time 19:15) Trojan Horse

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