They have long arms and they can find me.
Devised by Lidless Theatre Company
“Set guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 143:3
From the ruins of a rapidly redeveloping country, a religious revolution led by The Father has brought peace to a troubled place. But The Peace comes at a cost: the Department for Internal Security keeps a watchful hold on its citizens, people are disappearing, and no one knows who to trust. The Purge has begun.
Meanwhile, Elijah has been abducted by The Arms on suspicion of being a Sodom. He’s a stranger in his own land, and he must decide who he is whilst trying to stay alive.
Based on recent events in Chechnya, They Have Long Arms and They Can Find Me imagines a future Britain far from the one we know.
They Have Long Arms and They Can Find Me was first performed at the Katzpace in November 2017. The performances were accompanied by post show talks with the company and members of associated human rights organisations. This opened up a space for collaboration and feedback to booth further the piece and provide a space to discuss this very current issue.
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