(Oliver Holmes’s article appeared in the Guardian, 8/16.)
Caryl Churchill and National Theatre director bemoan ‘devastating loss’ after Israeli strike
Leading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major cultural centre in the Gaza Strip by Israel’s air force, calling it a “devastating loss for the already isolated community”.
In a letter to the Guardian, 14 figures from UK theatre, including the director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris, and dramatist Caryl Churchill, condemned the “total destruction” of the Said al-Mishal Culture Centre.
We condemn the destruction of Gaza cultural centre in Israeli airstrike