At a time when our headlines are full of news about Brunei’s gay death penalty laws and religious parents protesting LGBTQ inclusion in classrooms, let alone growing Brexit and Trump-era intolerance to asylum seekers and immigrants, Cry Havoc is scarily relevant and all-too-real.
Written by Tom Coash and directed by Pamela Schermann, Cry Havoc looks at a relationship between a British man and someone from Egypt.
Cry Havoc tackles a powerfully emotive subject and with James El-Sharawy and Marc Antolin, Pamela Schermann’s production finds a compelling pair of lead performances.
“What’s your relationship with this man?” It’s a question that Nicholas has heard a lot recently, to which he still hasn’t found a satisfying answer.
Inspired by playwright Tom Coash’s time living and teaching in Egypt, Cry Havoc explores the idea of the Western “saviour” through the ill-fated love story of Mohammed (James El-Sharawy) and Nicholas (Marc Antolin).
Tom Coash’s play is inspired by his time living in Egypt and learning of how a gay man had been arrested and tortured by police.