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Using their own words, each person takes us right into the heart of prison life. At Battersea Arts Centre on 2 & 3 July


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A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel. “With this small pencil I will… Read more

D-Sisyphe / décisif: Constructing a Better Future for Tunisia

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D-Sisyphe (pronounced as in the French ‘décisif’, meaning ‘decisive’ in English) is an important piece of performance, both as a creative expression that fuses… Read more

Behind the Scenes: A Selection of Arab Theatre

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This year’s Shubbak Festival offers a selection of Arab theatre works from the sublime to the ridiculous including comedy Love, Bombs and Apples, revealing… Read more

When The Arabs Used to Dance: A Celebration of the Past and a Warning for the Future

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When the Arabs Used to Dance is a somewhat contradictory title for a dance performance, using the past tense for something that is yet… Read more

Arab Feminist Voices

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Razor Sharp showcases three pieces of new writing by Arab women. The title can be taken to refer to an obsession with hair that… Read more

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… Read more

An Awakening

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Sevan K. Greene on his play Nahda, whose characters are modern Middle-Easterners from the real world Nahda is an interesting beast in my zoo… Read more

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