The British Council has been supporting a USA tour of The Great Game: Afghanistan, an epic theatrical exploration of foreign engagement in the country ranging from the 1840s through to the present day.

Through this Tricycle Theatre production, 12 emerging and established British and American playwrights spin a tapestry of captivating stories, featuring world powers and warlords, diplomats and activists, opium farmers and ordinary people, all tangled with the tribes and traditions of Afghanistan.

The Great Game aims to illuminate the complex culture of Afghanistan and the results of British, American and Russian encounters with local Afghans and each other.

During the 3-month US tour, British Council partners have hosted energetic public events exploring ideas from The Great Game. Through these events, high-profile speakers from the media, public diplomacy, cultural communities and others have engaged directly with audiences in compelling conversations about history, causality and contemporary conflict as seen through the prism of contemporary British theatre.

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