Javaad Alipoor

The Believers Are But Brothers

  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    70 mins

An electronic maze of fantasists, meme culture, 4chan, the alt-right and ISIS.

We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the postcolonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip up political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment. This bold one-man show explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.

Writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award winning, 2018 Stage Award nominated and Total Theatre Award Nominated show.

Resident Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres, and an Associate Director of Theatre in the Mill, Javaad’s work comes from discussions and workshops with communities that don’t usually engage with mainstream theatre. The Believers Are But Brothers is co-directed by Kirsty Housley (The Encounter, Complicite; Myth, The RSC) and has been shortlisted for The Stage Innovation Award 2018.

Complex... Masterly... One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age.

Financial Times

An extraordinary, teched up show... The buzz show of last year's Edinburgh Fringe."

The New York Times


We ask our audience to sign up to a WhatsApp group which allows them access to messages which are sent during the performance.

Although you are not obliged to join the group, you are strongly encouraged to do so, as you may miss key elements of the performance without access to this group. We actively encourage audience members to participate in the group, and ask them to keep their phones on loud rather than silencing them.

Your personal data will be deleted at the end of the show, and no record of your number will be kept.


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Dates & Tickets
  • Wed 3 April 20192:00pm
  • Thu 4 April 20192:00pm
  • Thu 4 April 20197:00pm
  • Fri 5 April 20197:00pm
  • Sat 6 April 20197:00pm