The Believers Are But Brothers poster image - Photo: Jack Offord

The Believers Are But Brothers

1 - 6 October 2018

Gothenburg English Studio Theatre is delighted to present the original Multi-Award Winning production from Northern Lines: The Believers Are But Brothers by Javaad Alipoor, Co-directed by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley.


1- 6 October 2018

GEST is delighted to be the only Scandinavian stop on this international tour!

A show about tech savvy extremists, gamergate, the alt-right, Donald Trump, ISIS and a generation of resentful, directionless, violent young men.

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 through twentieth century political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve. This crisis of masculinity leads them into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor spent time in this digital realm, exploring the blurry and complex world of extremists, spies, journalists and fantasists. This bold one-man show weaves together their stories.

In association with Gothenburg English Studio Theatre, writer and theatre maker Javaad Alipoor presents his 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award winning, The Columbia University Digital Storytelling Award winning, 2018 Stage Award nominated and Total Theatre Award Nominated show.

★★★★★ " of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age"

The Financial Times

★★★★ "Full of dark poetry and sheer analytical power" The Scotsman

★★★★ "Undeniably eye-catching and inventive" Time Out

★★★★ "A multimedia feast..." The Independent
"An extraordinary, teched up show... the buzz show of last year's Edinburgh Fringe"

The New York Times

Co-commissioned by HOME, Transform and Ovalhouse

Please note: In order to experience this performance fully, we recommend that you download the free WhatsApp messenger application to your smartphones before the performance. We will also ask you to share your mobile phone number to use the WhatsApp messaging service – these will be collected on the night and permanently deleted immediately after the performance. During the performance, Javaad will send messages directly to your smartphone using the WhatsApp service as you take part and interact with a live chat, made up of other audience members. If you don't have a smartphone, please don't worry. The performance can be enjoyed without interaction and audience members can share sent messages with each other during the show.


Javaad Alipoor

Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley


Jack Offord and The Other Richard

Recommended for ages 16+


Running time: 1hr approx.

Co-commissioned by HOME, Transform and Ovalhouse

Follow THIS LINK to watch the trailer for The Believers Are But Brothers.