By Hassan Abdulrazzak
Director Geordie Brookman

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 11 Feb – 22 Mar 2009

    Salim likes London. He got his medical degree, had an affair with a man and wrote a successful novel about it. But now Saddam Hussein’s gone and Salim’s going home to get married.

    Sexy, funny and thrilling, this is life in Iraq as we never get to see it. Salim and his friends drink, love, argue, hope and tumble between escaping and succumbing as their country staggers to its feet again.

    In 2005, 30-something Hassan Abdulrazzak queued with hundreds of fellow emigres in London to vote in Iraq’s first post-Hussein elections. When that great hope went belly-up, Abdulrazzak wrote his first play.


    By Hassan Abdulrazzak
    Director Geordie Brookman
    Set Designer Robert Kemp
    Costume Designer Pip Runciman
    Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
    Composer and Sound Designer Steve Francis
    Assistant Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
    Assistant Director Rowan Marchingo
    Cultural Consultant Layla Naji
    Stage Manager Mark Lowrey
    Assistant Stage Manager Nell Ranney


    Julia Billington
    Robert Mammone
    Arky Michael
    Yalin Ozucelik
    Osamah Sami
    Tahki Saul
    Melanie Vallejo
    Ben Winspear
    Tim Walter

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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