Veil is the story of two women, Salma and Sophie, separated by different cultures but united by deceit, visions and betrayal. As they search for the truth about their past they begin to discover the devastating secrets hidden behind the veil and a generation of lies buried in the sand.
Two years in the making, Veil, written by Bob Frith, Horse + Bamboo Theatre’s Artistic Director, is the Company’s biggest show to date. This is stunning theatre featuring puppetry, masks, mime, film and especially composed music from one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies and one that we have been wanting to entice to perform at mac for many years.
The production has been developed with the help and support of a group of Muslim women, the Building Bridges multi faith group based in Burnley, and Faliha Kadhim, an artist refugee from Iraq. Faliha Kadhim is a painter, born in Baghdad who came to England in 1992. She studied at Baghdad College of Art in the 1970s and initially had considerable success as an artist. However the increasing political nature of her work meant that opportunities for exhibiting were limited and she was finally forced to flee Iraq. She now lives in Blackburn with her husband and two sons, where she continues to paint as well as working as an interpreter. She has recently exhibited her work at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.
Horse + Bamboo: Veil
Saturday 8 March
Tickets: £10.50 (£7.50)