The Empire

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20111029

By DC Moore.

A powerful portrayal of class and politics by an award-winning new writer, set in the early days of British operations in Afghanistan.

Gary is on patrol with his mate Phippy during a swelteringly hot summer, but the terrain seems suspiciously quiet.

The play contains very strong language and violent scenes.

Gary - Joe Armstrong

Zia - Ashley Kumar

Captain Mannock - James Norton

Hafizullah - Josef Altin

Phippy - David Kirkbride

Jalander - Imran Khan

Produced by Fiona Kelcher

Directed by Polly Thomas

DC Moore has adapted THE EMPIRE from his stage play, first presented by the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010.

ALASKA, his first full-length play, was awarded the inaugural Tom Erhardt Bursary by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Moore's most recent play, THE SWAN, opened at the National Theatre in July 2011.

DC Moore's powerful portrayal of operations in the war in Afghanistan.