Fringe Review: Bin Laden: The One Man Show

To many of us Bin Laden is a mystery figure. Demonised by the press and often painted as pure evil. If you have ever thought about the subject you may have concluded that he must have been at least charismatic to inspire so many followers, but his motives are not clear to us.

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The man behind the man is revealed
Overall
4.5

Reviewed at Holden Street Theatres on 6 March 2019

Presented by Knaive Theatre and Holden Street Theatres

To many of us Bin Laden is a mystery figure. Demonised by the press and often painted as pure evil. If you have ever thought about the subject you may have concluded that he must have been at least charismatic to inspire so many followers, but his motives are not clear to us.

This show presents Bin Laden’s point of view. We don’t see him as a typical Muslim terrorist but a young white man, Sam Redway, lecturing us as Bin Laden on what happened in his life. Why did he take the path he did? What was he trying to achieve? How did the Middle East get so messed up?

This is Bin Laden’s story up until 9/11, from his point of view and it is thought provoking and confronting, hoping to spark a timely and much needed debate into the world’s conflicts. Written by Redway and Tyrrell Jones (director) this show is topical and concerning. With passionate storytelling and some interesting audience involvement Redway gets his thoughts across.

The production does not support his point of view, merely examines what unfolded and his part in conflict. It asks some key questions which may have you re-examining your thoughts on the future and your part in it.

You need to see this production!

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Venue:  The Studio Holden Street Theatre
Season:  6 – 17 March 2019
Duration:  60 min
Tickets:  $20 -$28

 

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