The Shroud Maker


Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead.
The Shroud Maker at Greenwich Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Greenwich Theatre
Starts: Monday 25 February 2019
Closes: Thursday 28 February 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Ahmed Masoud is a writer, director and academic based in the UK and author of Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda.


His plays include Camouflage (London, May 2017), Walaa/Loyalty (London, June & November 2014), Unto the Breach (London, November 2012 & Vienna, November 2013) and Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London, 2009 & Edinburgh Fringe, August 2009).


His radio piece Escape from Gaza was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011.


Synopsis


Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business.


She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead.


A compelling black comedy, The Shroud Maker delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine's turbulent past and present.


Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza underscored with gallows humour.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 25 February 2019

Closes:Thursday 28 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Previews:
First performance: All tickets £10

Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12.50

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Cast


Julia Tarnoky

Creatives


Author: Ahmed Masoud
Director: Ahmed Masoud
Designer: Dima Karout

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