Go to Bin Laden the One Man Show

26–30 March 2019

“My name is Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Aboud bin Laden al Qatani and tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world.” Is there anyone in modern history who is as hated as Osama bin Laden? His achievements as the leader of Al Qaeda changed the world in which we live. From increased airport security to constant surveillance, the 9/11 terror attacks did more than kill a huge number of innocent people, they ushered in a time in which we’ve begun to value security over freedom. At Canberra Theatre Centre from 26– 30 March, Bin Laden: The One Man Show asks its audience to walk into the theatre with an open mind and a willingness to listen. If they can do that, they have the chance to meet one of the world’s most notorious figures, not as a monster, but as a person. Bin Laden: The One Man Show questions its audience and provokes passionate discussion. After every show the director, Tyrell, facilitates a debate, which makes Bin Laden: The One Man Show an evening of two equally important halves.

The goal is to ask the audience to re-examine the narrative they’ve been told on the Bin Laden story and to look again at how that affects their perception of the conflict in the Middle East.

“Here he's just a man telling you about his life, his family, his hopes and dreams, and explaining how and why things came about the way they did.” Broadway World, 2013

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Synopsis

26–30 March 2019

“My name is Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Aboud bin Laden al Qatani and tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world.”

Is there anyone in modern history who is as hated as Osama bin Laden? His achievements as the leader of Al Qaeda changed the world in which we live. From increased airport security to constant surveillance, the 9/11 terror attacks did more than kill a huge number of innocent people, they ushered in a time in which we’ve begun to value security over freedom.

At Canberra Theatre Centre from 26– 30 March, Bin Laden: The One Man Show asks its audience to walk into the theatre with an open mind and a willingness to listen.

If they can do that, they have the chance to meet one of the world’s most notorious figures, not as a monster, but as a person.

Bin Laden: The One Man Show questions its audience and provokes passionate discussion.

After every show the director, Tyrell, facilitates a debate, which makes Bin Laden: The One Man Show an evening of two equally important halves.

The goal is to ask the audience to re-examine the narrative they’ve been told on the Bin Laden story and to look again at how that affects their perception of the conflict in the Middle East.

“Here he’s just a man telling you about his life, his family, his hopes and dreams, and explaining how and why things came about the way they did.” Broadway World, 2013

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Dates

Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

Wednesday 27 March, 7pm

Thursday 28 March, 7pm

Friday 29 March, 7pm

Saturday 30 March, 4pm & 7pm

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PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Knaive Theatre production

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This show contains partial, non-sexual nudity.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Courtyard Studio
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