I watch the news of what is happening in the Middle East and despair.
It was beyond my comprehension until I watched this three part series.
The House of Assad documentary tells the story of the family.
Mother, father, three sons and a daughter.
We learn how an introverted London trained doctor, Bashar Assad, came to power in Syria and became a mass murderer and monster.
The story has elements of Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth.
Now we need this documentary to be made into a 3 act play.
A challenge that the Royal Shakespeare Company or National Theatre
could do justice to.