Directed by Christopher Haydon
Design Holly Pigott
Lighting Mark Howland
Music & Sound Alex Baranowski
Costume Supervisor Lydia Hardiman
Video Dick Straker
Scenic Artist Jemima Robinson
Production Manager Bernd Fauler
Stage Manager Kate Schofield
Deputy Stage Manager Rachael Miller
Voice Coach John Tucker
Fight Director Terry King
Cast Sasha Behar, Silas Carson, Melanie Jessop, Nitzan Sharron
It’s January 28th 2011 and Egypt stands on the brink. For three days, the streets of Cairo have been pounded by the feet of thousands of protesters marching against the ossified, stagnant regime of President Hosni Mubarak. But for Layla and Hisham, a young couple living in downtown Cairo, a dictatorial and corrupt government is only one of their problems. As the world shifts cataclysmically around them, some long hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart.
Based on extensive interviews in Cairo with revolutionaries and soldiers, journalists and cab drivers, this new drama depicts both a revolution in progress and the society from which it sprang. By turns both funny and terrifying, it is written by award winning playwright Hassan Abdulrazzak and directed by the Gate Theatre’s Artistic Director Christopher Haydon.
14 June - 21 July 2012