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A Museum in Baghdad
Information for A Museum in Baghdad at Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon (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? This new play explores what it means to try and create a nation - and why a country's treasures matter when people are dying. A story of treasured history, desperate choices and the remarkable Gertrude Bell.
Performers Sarah Agha, Houda Echouafni (Layla), Emma Fielding (Gertrude Bell), Ali Gadema (Kidnapper), Rendah Heywood (Ghalia), Zed Josef (Salim), Nadi Kemp-Sayfi (Nasiya), Debbie Korley (Sam York), Richard Pryal, Zara Ramm, Riad Richie (Mohammed), Rasoul Saghir (Abu Zaman).
Author Hannah Khalil. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Erica Whyman. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Charles Balfour. Music Oguz Kaplangi.

A Museum in Baghdad


Friday, 11th October 2019 to Saturday, 25th January 2020. Open 22nd Oct 19.
Oct 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 29, Nov 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, Dec 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 27, Jan20 3, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25 at 19:30. Oct 22 at 19:00. Oct 19, Nov 6, , 12, 16, 23, 30, Dec 4, 7, 14, 18, 28, Jan20 4, 15 Mats 13:30
23 November 2019 13:30 - Audio Described
29 November 2019 19:30 - Captioned
09 January 2020 19:30 - Audio Described
15 January 2020 13:30 - Captioned

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A Museum in Baghdad at Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-AvonQTix Codes:
Listing: L845173038
Production: T264147724
Event: S1230870807
Venue: V136
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