The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers is a stylized two-hander play inspired by the novel In The Hands of the Taliban. Set in Afghanistan, the play is loosely based on the remarkable accounts of Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist captured by the Taliban in 2001.
Past Performances...
• Camden Peoples Theatre, London, 11th-17th Nov 2013,
• Toronto Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, 3rd-14th July 2013

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Thanks to the support of POET and funding from Tom Berend,  DYSPLA were able to take their original play The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers to the Toronto Fringe Festival. The project was devised and developed in 8 workshops and is our pilot into The White Box Process.

The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers is an original idea by Greg Ward, Made by DYSPLA, directed by bielecki&bielecka, executively produced by Tom Berend, starring Yaron Shavit and Sarah Savage. It was part of the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, and played at the Tarragon Extra Space July 3-14, 2013.

Renamed ‘Y&P’, the play was presented at The Camden People’s Theatre as part of DYSPLA 2013, starring Louise Morell and Derek Horsham.

Each clip was projected on a loop as a backdrop to each scene of the play.
The clips were taken from films based in Afganistan.

Kandaha 2001, Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Osama 2003, Directed by Siddiq Barmak
Earth and Ashes 2004, Directed by Atiq Rahimi
Rambo III 1988, Directed by Peter MacDonald
The Kite Runner 2007, Directed by Marc Forster

After recieving confirmation of our place at the Toronto Fringe Festival, we solicited for ideas from our network.

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