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CORRESPONDENCE – Old Red Lion Theatre

In London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

A touching portrayal of a young boy’s slide into psychosis, set against the disintegration of Syria. Ben is a teenager, spending an inordinate amount of time playing Xbox. While online, he meets Jibreel, a young Syrian boy, who opens Ben’s eyes to the wider world and inspires him to believe he could make a difference. Set in 2011, this play is a poignant reminder that boys like Jibreel were, not so long ago, just like teenagers in the UK. It’s understandable that the writer Lucinda Burnett chose this time to resurrect the script.