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How Many Miles to Basra?


  • Playwright

    Colin Teevan 

  • Setting

    Southern Iraq, April 2003.

  • Synopsis

    Four soldiers, a journalist and their Iraqi translator set off on an unauthorised journey deep into the Iraqi countryside in a disastrous attempt to make amends for the deaths of some local men at a vehicle checkpoint.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ursula Flora Montgomery
Malek Kevork Malikyan
Jean Marienne Oldham
Sophie Marienne Oldham
Freddie Gareth Farr
Dangermouse Gwilym Havard Davies
Geordie Scott Turnbull
Tariq Emilio Doorgasingh
Stewart Matthew Flynn
Production Team  
Director Ian Brown
Designer Jeremy Daker
Lighting Designer Guy Hoare
Sound Designer Mic Pool
Movement Director Faroque Khan
Casting Ginny Schiller

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from material provided by The West Yorkshire Playhouse.