A History of Water in the Middle East


British Egyptian Sabrina Mahfouz grew up with ambitions of being a spy. She has two passports, speaks two languages and has a cultural understanding of two very different countries.
A History of Water in the Middle East at The Royal Court Theatre

Image: The Royal Court Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Starts: Thursday 10 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 16 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Buy tickets

Background


Directed by Stef O'Driscoll, the production journeys across twelve different countries using theatre, poetry and music to share stories of women across the continent.


From the British Imperialist ownership of natural resources, to the environmental urgency of the present, water has shaped lives, policies and fortunes - and it will shape all of our futures.


Writer Sabrina Mahfouz has been called 'Theatrical dynamite' by The Independent and '[one of] our most interesting playwrights' by Lyn Gardner in The Guardian.


Synopsis


British Egyptian Sabrina Mahfouz grew up with ambitions of being a spy.


She has two passports, speaks two languages and has a cultural understanding of two very different countries.


But when it came to applying for MI6, it turned out she wasn't quite British enough.


So now she's on her own intelligence mission - to explore who really holds the power in and over the Middle East.


In a world long obsessed with access to oil, will water soon become the natural resource that dictates control, or has it been all along?


Social media & info


Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show YouTube link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show

Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
Sloane Square
London SW1W 8AS

Box office tel: 020 7565 5000

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for The Royal Court Theatre

Dates


Previews from:Thursday 10 October 2019

Press night:Monday 14 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm

(except 14 Oct 7pm)


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£15 - £25

Buy tickets

Access information


Captioned: Fri 25 Oct, 1, 8, 15 Nov


Relaxed Environment: Sat 9 Nov 3pm


Cast


Sabrina Mahfouz

Creatives


Author: Sabrina Mahfouz
Director: Stef O'Driscoll

Book tickets for ...


Buy tickets for The Son at the Duke of York's Theatre