A History of Water in the Middle East Tickets

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8AS

Monday - -
Tuesday - 19:45
Wednesday - 19:45
Thursday 15:00 19:45
Friday - 19:45
Saturday 15:00 19:45
Sunday - -
  • Running Time: TBC
  • Preview From: Thu, 10 October 2019
  • Booking Until: Sat, 16 November 2019

This new play by award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz (ChefNoughts & Crosses) comes to The Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. A History of Water in the Middle East tickets are only available for a limited 5-week run so you'll want to act quickly. Don't miss this insightful look into history and the future, power and resources.

When Sabrina Mahfouz was growing up she wanted to be a spy. As a British Egyptian with two passports who speaks two languages and has a deep cultural understand of two countries that are very different she seemed like a perfect candidate. However, when it came time to apply for MI6, it turned out she wasn’t British enough.

Now she’s taken on a mission of her own. Using theatre, poetry and music she shares stories of women from across the continent to explore who really has the power in and over the Middle East. We’ve long known the world is obsessed by access to oil, but is water going to become the natural resource that dictates control, or has it always been?
A History of Water in the Middle East explores ideas of British Imperial ownership of natural resources, the environmental urgency of our current times, the way that water has moulded lives, politics and fortunes and the way it will continue to shape our future.
Sabrina Mahfouz is a playwright, poet, screenwriter and performer. She was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was the recipient of the 2018 King's Alumni Arts & Culture Award for inspiring change in her industry. She has won a Sky Arts Academy Award for Poetry, a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights, a BBC Radio & Music Award for Best Drama Production and a Fringe First Award, among others.

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8AS

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A flexible studio space seating up to 90 people, this black box auditorium is waiting for your creative flare.

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