A picnic interrupted by soldiers. Sunbathing in the shadow of a tank. Life can be unpredictable under occupation.
Told with typical Palestinian black humour, Scenes from 68* Years is an epic snapshot of life in Palestine, then and now. Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil draws on stories from family and friends’ lives to paint this alternative picture – one rarely glimpsed in mainstream media.
A cast of six actors in the UK – and one Palestinian, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Skyping in daily – will take you on a whistle-stop tour through space and time, from 1948 to the present day.
Forget suicide belts and stone-hurling youths – here the real human story is revealed: the dreams, comedy, sadness and frustrations of daily life in the shadow of the ‘separation wall’.
|Opening performances (6-9 April)||£12|
Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday-Saturday at 8pm. Saturday matinee at 3.30pm. No performances Sunday.
Please note - Maisa Abd Elhadi will not be linking up to the show directly from Palestine during the run as originally planned but will instead be joining in live from various locations around Europe.
Running time: 100 minutes approximately .