Trojan Horse


Event details

  • Saturday 26 October
  • 7.30pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

LUNG in association with Leeds Playhouse
By Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead

“Why should I continue to be tolerant? When the world has been so intolerant of me.”

Amnesty International Freedom of Expression and Fringe First Award winners LUNG (E15, The 56 and Chilcot) follows the real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.

Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK

Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre company LUNG investigate what really happened. Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.

Making theatre with communities, by communities and for communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizons and investigates modern Britain.

This play is based on real life events but some names have been changed. It is adapted from over 200 hours of interviews conducted by LUNG as well as public documents and contains words spoken by individuals who participated in public hearings, it is not endorsed or authorised by them.

Perhaps the bravest and most astutely political of shows on up in Edinburgh this year in LUNG’s Trojan Horse. Piercing, relevant, terrifying and beautifully told…
★★★★★ Whats On Stage

There will be a post show Q & A with Professor John Holmwood (an expert witness on the Trojan Horse case), the cast and crew. Free to all ticket-holders.

Click here to download the cast and creatives list


Section B £15
Section A £14
Concessions £1.50 off
Supporters £1 off
Schools £10, plus one teacher free for every ten students