A Homage to Michel Khleifi: Review of Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land

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“The holy sites here are this country’s identity but they are also its curse,” says playwright Yehoshua Sobol, “Religion does not adapt easily to the phenomenon of love… so it tries to get rid of it.” Sobol’s words here capture the essence of this documentary, directed by Michel Khleifi, which…
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A Dream-like Nightmare and a Painful Joy: An Interview with Badke

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The Shubbak blog caught up with Badke’s dramaturg Hildegard De Vuyst ahead of their performance at the Southbank Centre on Tuesday 14 July. They have just arrived in the UK after taking the performance to Salzburg, Austria and Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are doing a…
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