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The Believers Are But Brothers

The Believers Are But Brothers

Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley

Shows: Wednesday 25th April - Saturday 28th April, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 Full/£6 Concessions/£4 Discounted
Call 01274 233200 or email

Presented by Northern Lines & Transform

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

Javaad Alipoor's Fringe First award-winning play envelops its audience in a digital realm, exploring the blurry and complex world of extremists, journalists and fantasists. This bold one-man show weaves together their stories in a web of resentment, violence and power.

2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner. 


‘An extraordinary, teched up show…The buzz show of last year’s Edinburgh fringe’ The New York Times

‘Complex…masterly…one of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age’ ***** Financial Times

‘Full of dark poetry and sheer analytical power’ **** The Scotsman

‘Bold and gut twisting’ **** The Stage

**** “There’s a matter-of-fact humour to much of what [Javaad] Alipoor tells us, but also a cold horror – this [is a] show for our times” – The Independent

**** “Boldly conceived and gut-twistingly immediate… Shines a light on a festering corner of the internet – a 21st-century crucible of hate – then observes how fetid tendrils are snaking out into the mainstream. It is, in a way, terrifying.” – The Stage

The Believers Are But Brothers Edinburgh Show Interview (The Guardian)

The show is commissioned by HOME, Ovalhouse and Transform.  The Believers Are But Brothers received its world premiere at Transform 17 -

Image by Jack Offord.

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