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Wordy, overwritten flop – perfect for the BBC: Noor, at Southwark Playhouse, reviewed

26 November 2022

9:00 AM

26 November 2022

9:00 AM


Southwark Playhouse, until 26 November

Cyanide at 5

King’s Head Theatre, until 26 November

A heroic Asian woman parachutes into occupied France to work for the resistance and help overthrow the Nazis. This sounds like a fictional yarn but the story of Noor Inayat Khan is true. Her family were well-educated Sufi Muslims, who counted Gandhi among their friends, and they raised Noor as a pacifist intellectual who spoke several languages.

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