Image: Kiln Theatre
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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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 28 April)
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Audio described performance ‑ 19 May 20 (pre‑show touch tour from 6pm)
Captioned performance ‑ 21 May 20
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