The Believers Are But Brothers

Scottish Online Premiere | The Javaad Alipoor Company By Javaad Alipoor

Livestreamed Fri 6 Nov, 7.30pm

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We live in a time where old orders are collapsing. From the post-colonial nation-states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech-savvy and bloodthirsty groups like ISIS run through European drawn borderlines.

Amidst this, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve and this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality. Javaad Alipoor spent time exploring how ISIS and the alt-right radicalise online and tells the story through documentary, interactivity and fiction.

Winner: 2017 Scotsman Fringe First Award

Co-commissioned by HOME, Ovalhouse and Transform. Supported by funding from Arts Council England.

Performance information and requirements

  • This performance will be livestreamed from HOME Manchester, available to you to watch from your home
  • To watch the performance you will require a stable internet connection and a computer/tablet. If you're taking part in the WhatsApp group, you'll also need a smartphone
  • As part of the performance, we ask audiences to join a WhatsApp group for the show. This is optional, but will enhance your experience. After each show, phone numbers are deleted. Your mobile number will not be held by the company or passed onto any third party groups
  • Within an hour of your booking you'll receive an email from us containing your personalised link to the livestream and information on how to sign up for the WhatsApp group


  • Writer, Performer, & Co-DirectorJavaad Alipoor
  • PerformerRoss McCaffrey
  • Co-DirectorKirsty Housley
  • Associate DirectorNatalie Diadems
  • DramaturgChris Thorpe
  • Lighting & Set DesignerBen Pacey
  • Sound DesignerSimon McCrory
  • Video DesignerLimbic Cinema
  • Additional Video ContentAdam Radolinski
  • Assistant DirectorHeather Knudeston

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