About the Show/Event
Information for A Museum in Baghdad at The Kiln (formerly Tricycle Theatre), Inner London (Play). In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. Decades apart, these two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying?
Age Advisory: 14+
Author Hannah Khalil. Presented by Kiln Theatre. Presented by Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Erica Whyman. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Charles Balfour. Music Oguz Kaplangi. Sound Oguz Kaplangi. Director Tanushka Marah (movement director). Design Nina Dunn (video). Dramaturg David Greig. Dramaturg Pippa Hill.