Occupational Hazards archiveBased on The Memoir by Rory Stewart. September 2003. Rory Stewart, a thirty year old former British diplomat and soldier of distinction and accomplishment, is posted to serve as governor in a province of the newly liberated Iraq. His job is to help build a new civil society at peace with itself and its neighbours - an ambitious mission, admittedly, but outperforming Saddam should surely not prove too difficult. Yet, freedom from repressive tyranny has allowed centuries of tribal conflict, sectarian tension and ethnic division to burst into the open once more. These sharp local realities plunge Stewart into a dangerous whirlpool of political intrigue in which the double-dealing of opposing interest groups creates intensifying confusion and chaos. As pressure for a settlement mounts from all sides he comes to realise that all politics is indeed local, and that Washington may have to rethink its dreams of Iraqi democracy.


Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Rory Stewart), Nezar Alderazi (Ahmed), Waj Ali (Musab), Silas Carson (Karim), Amy Cudden (JT), Vangelis Christodoulou (Rifat), Vincent Ebrahim (Abu Rashid), Aishya Hart (Rana), John Mackay (The Colonel/Bremer), Johndeep More (Seyyed Hassan)


Author: Stephen Brown
Producer: Hampstead Theatre
Director(s): Simon Godwin, John Ross (movement director), Suzanne Crowley (casting director), Gilly Poole (casting director)
Design: Paul Wills
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Alex Caplen
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Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0556861794. Details of all Occupational Hazards archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1432848433

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28 Apr 17
3 Jun 17
Hampstead Theatre
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