Enkidu Khaled : Working Method

London Premiere | Iraq | Belgium

"Enkidu Khaled powerfully transcends the dilemma and the self-involvement typical of most one-man-shows."


Can art really save the world? Enkidu Khaled fled Baghdad in 2008. His award-winning show is a unique form of creative exchange. Based on traumatic events he witnessed years back, he invites the audience to join him in analysing and simplifying the complex process of making theatre from personal experience. In four easy steps he creates a new performance every night, showing how memory, association and tiny fragments of ideas can become a story and how simple decisions can have devastating effect. The name Enkidu means 'reason': his method is trying to make sense.

Part lecture, part performance, part workshop, Working Method moves seamlessly from the lightest of conversation to emotional punch. Engaging and honest, it questions how life and theatre interact.

Enkidu Khaled studied theatre in Baghdad, before settling and working in Belgium.

Platform 0090 & Richard Jordan Productions in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium, STORMOPKOMST, de Brakke Gond icw deBuren, C-TAKT and RBC. Presented in partnership with the Gate Theatre. Presented with additional support from British Council.


Thu 11–Sat 13 July 2019


In English
Post-Show Panel Discussion: Writing In Europe
Thu 11 July
Arab theatre makers working in Europe discuss their practice.


£24 | £16 concs | £12 Under 26
Contact the venue for tickets and further information
020 7229 0706

Gate Theatre

11 Pembridge Road
Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3HQ
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