Afghanistan is Not Funny by Henry Naylor
A close-shave with a landmine, menaced by a warlord & abducted by the Mujahideen: this is the extraordinary, true story of a British comedian & photographer in war-torn Afghanistan... a trip which changed both their lives & their art.
Performed by Naylor & featuring the photography of Sam Maynard, this docu-play takes us to the start of a modern tragedy. Directed by Martha Lott & Darren Lee Cole, returning after smash-hit runs at the off-broadway Soho Playhouse, NY. & Arcola Theatre UK, with an extraordinary 29 five & four-star reviews
HOLLYWOOD FRINGE: Best International Act, Platinum Medal - Tvolution, Best International Show - TVO Awards, Best of the Broadwater, ADELAIDE FRINGE: Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Best Theatre Award, EDFRINGE: Soho Playhouse Medal for Dramatic Excellence.
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
The final moments of this extraordinary show will linger with you for a long time. Everybody should see this play. - Keith McKenna, British Theatre Guide
This is a great show full of laughs, drama and pathos, punctuated by telling photographs of an already ruined Afghanistan. - Tim Lloyd, The Advertiser
Henry Naylor is the master of the dramatic miniature. His plays.. take us where other playwrights fear to tread. - Murray Bramwell, InDaily
There are moments in his writing that simply arrest the soul - Joyce MacMillan, The Scotsman
powerful and eye opening... [Naylor] keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath, praying for a sigh of relief - Greg Clay, Entertainment Now