A Museum In Baghdad


In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war.
A Museum In Baghdad at Kiln Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Kiln Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Synopsis


In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad.


In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war.


Decades apart, these two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures.


But in such unstable times, questions remain.


Who is the museum for?


Whose culture are we preserving?


And why does it matter when people are dying?


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Box office tel: 020 7328 1000

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 22 April 2020

Press night:Tuesday 28 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 28 April)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
From £18

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Access information


Audio described performance ‑ 19 May 20 (pre‑show touch tour from 6pm)


Captioned performance ‑ 21 May 20


Creatives


Author: Hannah Khalil
Composer: Oguz Kaplangi
Director: Erica Whyman
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting: Charles Balfour
Sound: Oguz Kaplangi
Movement: Tanushka Marah
Video designer: Nina Dunn
Dramaturg: David Greig and Pippa Hill
Production: Kiln Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company

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