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11 And 12

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About the Show Less...

A new play exploring an extraordinary conflict in West Africa under French occupation. Read More >

Directed by Peter Brook, 11 And 12 is a new play exploring an extraordinary conflict in West Africa under French occupation. It shows how a dispute over whether a certain prayer should be recited 11 or 12 times leads inexorably to hatred and massacres. The question of violence and the true place of tolerance make this epic story more relevant than ever today.

11 And 12 is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.

For more about 11 And 12 at the Barbican, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 5/02/2010

Opening Night: 10/02/2010

Closing Night: 27/02/2010

Running time: 1h40

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Cast & Creative


Malram J Khoury, Tunji Lucas, Jared McNeill, Khalifa Natour, Abdou Ouologuem, Cesar Sarachu, Maximilien Seweryn


Director - Peter Brook

Producer - CICT / Theatre des Bouffes du Nord

Author - Amadou Hampate Ba

Lyrics By - Philippe Vialatte

Music By - Toshi Tsuchitori

About Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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