Cast Announced for two Palestinians go dogging by Sami IbrahimPublished on Tue 3 May 2022
Luca Kamleh Chapman, Sofia Danu, Joe Haddad, Philipp Mogilnitskiy, Hala Omran, Mai Weisz and Miltos Yerolemou have been cast in the world premiere of two Palestinians go dogging, written by Sami Ibrahim and directed by Omar Elerian. It is a co-production with Theatre Uncut, winning their political playwriting award in 2019. It will run at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from Saturday 7 May 2022 – Wednesday 1 June 2022, with press night on Wednesday 11 May 2022, 7pm.
two Palestinians go dogging was originally scheduled to run at the Royal Court Theatre in 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The creative team is Rajha Shakiry (Set Designer), Ruth Hall (Associate Designer), Jackie Shemesh (Lighting Designer), Elena Peña (Sound Designer), Zakk Hein (Video Designer), Alessandra Davison (Assistant Director), Lucía Sánchez Roldán (Associate Lighting Designer), Bret Yount (Fight Director), Evelin Thomas (Stage Manager – Props), Rike Berg (Stage Manager – On the Book) and Lottie Denby (Stage Management Work Placement).
“Your hobbies are limited to Arab Idol and cooking lentils and having sex in fields late at night.”
The year is 2043, and Reem and her husband Sayeed are here to share a ‘Serious Play about Palestine’.
Things are tense. People are on the edge. The Fifth Intifada is right around the corner.
But on a contested piece of land near their village of Beit al-Qadir, this couple is about to go dogging.
Don’t worry, you’re allowed to laugh.
“If a story about Palestine doesn’t feature a tormented examination of the Arab-Israeli conflict, is it even a story about Palestine?”
two Palestinians go dogging won the Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award and uses the lens of humour to explore how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in a conflict zone.
two Palestinians go dogging is a co-production with Theatre Uncut.
There will be a post-show talk with Sami Ibrahim on Tuesday 24 May 2022.