two Palestinians go dogging

Cast: 3f 4m (and optional extras)

Staging: A village east of Jerusalem, mid-2040s (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848428850Publication Date:
12 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781788504942Publication Date:
12 May 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2022

two Palestinians go dogging

By Sami Ibrahim

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  • Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award - 2019

The year is 2043, and Reem and her husband Sayeed are going 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, Reem and Sayeed are about to go dogging. Don't worry, you're allowed to laugh.

Sami Ibrahim's play two Palestinians go dogging uses the lens of humour to explore how the everyday becomes political and the political becomes everyday in a conflict zone.

The play won the Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award in 2019 and was premiered in May 2022 at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, directed by Omar Elerian.

'Your hobbies are limited to Arab Idol and cooking lentils and having sex in fields late at night.'

Press Quotes

'A devastatingly human portrait of conflict that sears itself on the mind. Sami Ibrahim's play is a startlingly bold tragicomedy and a furious call to action... as devastatingly epic as Greek tragedy... a show that comes with an enormous gut-punch, and is all that theatre should strive to be'

Guardian

'A darkly comic political drama, shot through with absurdism and bleak humour'

The Stage

'A dose of harsh reality... This play matters and is truly memorable'

Broadway Baby

'Entertaining and timely... a comedy that skilfully holds humour in uneasy tension with its characters' pain'

Telegraph

'Occasionally bleak, utterly brilliant... hilarious and harrowing... a stunningly insightful and entertaining play, one of the cultural high points of this year'

Broadway World

Cast: 3f 4m (and optional extras)

Staging:A village east of Jerusalem, mid-2040s (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848428850Publication Date:
12 May 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781788504942Publication Date:
12 May 2022
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Sami Ibrahim:

Wind Bit Bitter, Bit Bit Bit Her
Plays from VAULT 3
A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain
Metamorphoses

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