16th - 20th April
The story of how a multi-cultural spy helped shape the world.
Exchange Theatre presents Noor, a true story of Liberté, a new devised family show about an inspiring historical heroine: Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan. In WW2, she was a secret agent and a super heroin undercover: the first female radio operator to be sent from London to serve the French Resistance in Paris.
The story, like a cluedo for the whole family, explores the many layers of her heroism and brings to the public eye the life of an extraordinary French-British-Indian Muslim woman, who found the courage to die fighting against narrow-minded fascism, with the strength and wisdom rooted in her own fascinating multiple identity. Investigating through many characters and perspectives how her story was told by India, France or the Uk, the company brings together a diverse cast and several languages in the world premiere of a brand new multimedia play about history and identity. Come and find out how a mega multi-cultural spy helped shape the world.
★★★★ “More than many fringe companies, I’d love to see what Exchange Theatre could do with more resources. Their infectious energy and enthusiasm, combined with technical skill and textual insight go a long way to fulfil their mission and their undoubted ability to bring classic French texts to life for multi-cultural audiences warrant bigger and better staging. " Everything theatre
16th - 20th April
6:15pm (2:30pm Saturday matinee)
Part of A PIECE OF THE CONTINENT
NOOR, a true story of Liberté
Part of the Voila Europe Festival, our story of Noor Inayat Khan, the multi-cultural spy who helped shape the world, has been selected for A piece of the continent. Supported by Arts Council of England and Unity Theatre Trust. 16th to 20th of April.Supported by Arts Council of England and Unity Theatre Trust
THE GREAT EXPERIMENT
Exchange Theatre co-produces THE GREAT EXPERIMENT, a show by BORDER CROSSINGS. September 2017: R&D at Exchange Theatre / End of 2018: Mauritius and UK Tour.
“So much innovation, invention and energy ”
“The best evening on the fringe ”
One Stop Arts
“Exchange Theatre has done a service making those plays available in English”
Reviewsgate, July 2010
“Infectious, Enthusiastic, Clever, Lively”
“Brings out the comedy and continuing relevance of Molière’s text”
Good Everything Theatre
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The Play’s The Thing.com
“This rather wonderful production (…) encapsulates Moliere’s brilliance”
“Original and entertaining”