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by Omar El-Khairy with contributions from Caroline Rooney

“You’ve got to learn when to throw your punches – when they least expect it. There’s no use flailing in the dark. This is where battles are raged – and wars won.” 

Saeed is a bookseller in Nablus. His father Khalil is a property developer. They’re just an ordinary family, quietly building a new Palestine. Until one day Saeed is arrested and thrown into gaol. As his future disappears, Saeed finds that the answer to his problems may lie in the past, and in the secrets his father has kept from him…

Since the Israeli occupation in 1967, Palestine has become a nation of prisons. Up to 40% of the male population have been detained under military orders. Virtually every family has seen at least one relative put behind bars, and entire generations have grown up facing the prospect of the cell.

With the release of political prisoners a key part of the current peace process, The Keepers of Infinite Space explores the dynamics of the Israeli prison system to reveal its fraught legacy for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

A hard-hitting examination of the Israeli prison system, one of the central issues in the ongoing search for peace.

Producer Chris Foxon

Director Zoe Lafferty

Set Designer Philip Lindley

Lighting Designer Johanna Town

Music & Sound Designer Richard Hammarton

Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni

Dramaturge Carissa Hope Lynch

Fight Director Tim Klotz

Casting Director Emily Jones

Cast Philip Correia, Edmund Kingsley, Cornelius Macarthy, Hilton McRae, Laura Prior, Sirine Saba, Patrick Toomey, John Wark 


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