'In Iraq, a wedding is not a wedding unless shots get fired. It's like in England where a wedding is not a wedding unless someone pukes or tries to f**k one of the bridesmaids. That's just the way it goes.'
Winner of the 17th Meyer Whitworth award and the 2008 George Devine award, Hassan Abdulrazzak, in his first play, not only covers an enormous amount of territory, he also reminds us of the infinite human contradictions within any nation.
From cosmopolitan London to the chaos of war-ravaged Baghdad, this is the tale of three friends, torn between two worlds, who grapple with their cultural, political and sexual identities.
And of one wedding that goes horribly wrong.