‘Are you good with words?”
“I have been known to turn a phrase or two.’
At a check-point a doctor, a peacekeeper, an aid worker and a journalist all try to cross over into Darfur. But United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan and his crossword puzzle are holding things up.
After Rwanda, the world said never again. words words words is part of seven short plays exploring the nature of the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan
“Which theatre, other than the Tricycle, would commission a series of short plays about Darfur? And where else in London would you find such an intelligent post-show discussion about the extent of the crisis and the international response to it? It is a potent reminder that theatre, among its myriad other functions, has a mission to inform.” - The Guardian
words words words was commissioned and produced in 2006 by the Tricycle Theatre and directed by Nicolas Kent. The seven plays of How Long Is Never: Darfur are published by Josef Weinberger.