Hassan Abdulrazzak on writing about the new world disorder
6th June 2016
INTERVIEW: HASSAN ABDULRAZZAK. The writer of Love Bombs and Apples (currently on at Arcola Theatre until 25 June) talks to Suman Bhuchar about his comic tale of four men, “from different parts of the Globe, experiencing a moment of revelation. A Palestinian actor learns there is more to English girls than pure sex appeal. A Pakistani-born terror suspect figures out what is wrong with his first novel. A British youth suspects all is not what it seems with his object of desire. A New Yorker asks his girlfriend for a sexual favour at the worst possible time…” Recorded outside the Arcola, London (noise quality variable), 02-06-2016. More touring details.
“These stories, they have a kind of unifying theme of tackling contemporary issues like what’s happening in Palestine, the lure of ISIS, a satire on our terrorist laws, guilt also with anti-Semitism, so they have unifying Middle Eastern themes but they are separate stories.”