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14 July–15 July 2017

Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture

Three Rooms

by Amal Omran

Directed by Amal Omran, Hatem Hadawe & Kathryn Hamilton

Three Rooms is a live film that takes place simultaneously in Istanbul, London and Paris, with one performer in each location.

Originally the trio were planning to stage a play, but the changing political landscape meant that two of the performers couldn’t get visas. Refusing to replace those unable to travel, they began to experiment with ways of working that could overcome the physical restrictions, creating a new kind of live-ness for this new world.

Three Rooms invites the audience into the quiet intimacies of daily life when you are essentially confined to your room – making tea, reading books, smoking cigarettes while watching the seagulls over Istanbul roof-tops, or watching the grey clouds over the Paris suburbs. It gestures towards the irreplaceability of people, and the impossibility of representing their experience without them.

This event is part of Performance(s) between Two Shores – a series of three new works from Arab theatre artists who are now creating in Europe. Commissioned by six partners and funded by the European Commission, these works tour internationally and develop new audiences for Arab theatre artists in Europe.

Part of Shubbak Festival 2017


Hatem Hadawe
Kathryn Hamilton
Amal Omran


Amal Omran


Amal Omran, Hatem Hadawe & Kathryn Hamilton
Standard £12
Double ticket with Mind, The Gap & For the Absent Ones £20

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July 2017

Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

Running time: 75 minutes approximately .

Suitable for All ages

Press enquiries: Eckhard Thiemann

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020 7503 1646

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