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The truths theatre tells

By Maria Gregoriou

As of today THOC’s new theatre in Nicosia will be host to a performance of the docudrama play Palace of the End by Judith Thompson.

The play is made up of three monologues which tell the real-life tales of Iraq before and after the 2003 invasion.

Each monologue has its own title: My Pyramids, Harrowdown Hill, and Instruments of Yearning.

My Pyramids refers to the Abu Ghraib human pyramids. The speaker is Lynndie England, the United States Army reservist who became the face of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, and who is said to have made prisoners form human pyramids.

Harrowdown Hill refers to the place where the body of Dr David Kelly was found a few weeks after he confessed to a journalist that he had lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Kelly was the British weapons inspector in Iraq.

Instruments of Yearning is the Jihaz al-Haneen, the secret police of the Ba’ath Party who detained Nehrjas Al Saffarh, an Iraqi political activist who was, along with her children, brutally tortured during Saddam Hussein’s regime.

The title of the play is taken from Saddam Hussein’s former royal palace that housed torture chambers.

Palace of the End
Performance of the docudrama play by Judith Thompson. October 23 until December 12. THOC new theatre building, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €12/6. In Greek. Tel: 22-864300

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