BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Play: Escape from Gaza

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Broadcast yesterday as part of BBC Radio 4’s Afternoon Play series, “Escape from Gaza”, by Justin Butcher and Ahmed Masoud, tells the story of a small private odyssey. In summer 2009, Ahmed left his pregnant wife to visit his sick mother. An everyday occurrence for most, but Ahmed’s family live in Gaza.

Click here to listen online…

(45mins – available to UK listeners until 20/1/11)

Please email feedback to the play’s producer and director, Jessica Dromgoole, at jessica.dromgoole [at]

Justin and Ahmed worked together on the stage play “Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea“, a Palestinian/British theatre piece about the dignity, courage and suffering of the people of Gaza.

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