This iconic play finds fresh purchase in the soil of contemporary Iraq, a country where sectarian strife between Sunni and Shia, ignited and fuelled from outside, has left the population exhausted by a cycle of violence and revenge. Baghdad s Iraqi Theatre Company create a version of Romeo and Juliet for a new generation, infused with Iraq s rich traditions of poetry, music and ritual.
Producer: Royal Shakespeare Company
Company: Baghdad Iraqi Theatre
Director: Monadhil Daood
Design: Jabbarjodi Alabodi
Translation: Raad Mushatat