Freedom Theatre’s Artistic Director denied UK visa – but the show goes on

Freedom TheatreWe have been looking forward with keen anticipation to the visit to Friargate Theatre by Nabil Al-Raee, Artistic Director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin, Palestine, and are therefore very disappointed to hear that the British Government has refused his visa and not allowed him to travel to the UK on his speaking tour.

We are, however, very pleased that the event will still go ahead with Freedom Theatre actor, Ahmed Tobasi replacing Nabil as the main speaker. The refusal of Nabil’s application for a visa for a speaking tour to a welcoming audience across the country helps put in context some of the difficulties facing Freedom Theatre in their work.

The event at Friargate Theatre remains a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the work of this extraordinary company. You can find more info about the Freedom Theatre event at Friargate here.

You can read Freedom Theatre’s own statement about the Nabil’s visa on their website.