Katara, the Cultural Village proudly presents Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad, an adaptation of the classic Shakespeare love story, Romeo and Juliet by the Iraqi Theatre. The performance will run from Sunday 30th September until Wednesday 3rd October at 8:00pm at the Drama Theatre Building 16.
The tragic tales a story of two star crossed lovers that are divided not just by family, but also by religious sect. A production infused with Iraq’s rich traditions of poetry, music and ritual, Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad counterpoints the bleak cycle of violence and revenge with a nation’s longing for beauty and love.
Dr. Emad Sultan, Cultural Affairs Director said, “We are extremely proud to host Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad. Set in Iraq, the adaptation of the classic tale resonates with Arab audiences not only through the language but through the themes and issues it explores. This performance is a representation of the best of the contemporary UK Arts scene which has embraced cultures from across the world. Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad is a testimonial of Katara’s commitment to promote cultural awareness through the arts, educating and entertaining whilst building cultural bridges.”
Commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival, part of London’s Olympic celebrations, Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad is directed by Monadhil Daood and stars some of Iraqi’s finest actors, including Sami Abdulhameed, Fawzia Arif, Haider Monathir, Zahra Beden and Maimoon Al Khalidi.
Tickets for the show are available at Virgin Megastores at Landmark as well as online at www.virginmegastore.me.
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