A History of Water in the Middle East

£15 - £25

British Egyptian Sabrina Mahfouz always loved the mix of places and rivers she grew up around – Thames, Tees, Nile, Essequibo. But when she applied to be a spy, she realised that in Britain an identity not easily defined can be considered a risk, in ways she was not aware of before.

So now she’s on her own intelligence mission – to explore how the water of the Middle East has enabled British power through the ages; and how Britain still effects landscapes, lives and legacies in the Middle East today.

Directed by Stef O'Driscoll, the production journeys across twelve different countries using theatre, poetry and music to share stories of women across the region. From the British Imperialist ownership of natural resources, to the environmental urgency of the present, water has shaped conflicts, policies and fortunes – and it will shape all of our futures.


Running Time: 65 minutes with no intermission

Mondays at 7:45pm

Tuesdays at 7:45pm

Wednesdays at 7:45pm

Thursdays at 3:00pm & 7:45pm

Fridays at 7:45pm

Saturdays at 3:00pm & 7:45pm

Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

(London, )
Sloane Square London SW1W 8AS
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by Bryony Rae Taylor - Oct 15, 2019
Sabrina Mahfouz has created a lecture/music gig about the history of water in the Middle East.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced casting, creative team and tour for their final ROUNDABOUT season. Paines Plough's award-winning portable in-the-round auditorium, ROUNDABOUT was conceived by Grieve and Perrin and launched in 2014. ROUNDABOUT will showcase three world premieres, ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAPPY by Daf James, DEXTER AND WINTER'S DETECTIVE AGENCY by Nathan Bryon and DAUGHTERHOOD by Charley Miles across the country.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Royal Court Theatre announces A Year Of Work September 2019 - August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Laura Hanna and David Mumeni have been cast alongside musician Kareem Samara and Sabrina Mahfouz in the world premiere of her new play A History of Water in the Middle East directed by Stef O'Driscoll. With design by Khadija Raza, lighting design by Prema Mehta, composition by Kareem Samara (performed live on stage), and sound design by Dominic Kennedy. It will run in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 10 October 2019 a?" Saturday 16 November 2019 with press night on Monday 14 October 2019, 7pm.