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Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award winner. Fringe First and Offie nominated.


A young man pieces together a personal story; his is a flight from tragedy through a no-man’s land of empty train stations, border crossings and bomb-blasted towns.


Based on interviews with gay Iraqi refugees, ‘Elegy’ is a moving and impassioned cri de coeur exposing the horrific realities of life in post-liberation Iraq and the injustice of the UK asylum process.


Written and directed by Douglas Rintoul

Performed by Adam Best

Originally devised with Jamie Bradley

Music Composed by Raymond Yiu, played by Stephen Upshaw

Sound by Helen Atkinson

Produced by Emma Cameron and a summerday



a free radio play