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Photo credit: Sabrina Mahfouz (Photo by Niall McDiarmid)

Royal Court releases ‘A History of Water in the Middle East’ audio play

Sabrina Mahfouz's play debuted at the Royal Court in 2019.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following performances of A History of Water in the Middle East at the Royal Court, the production has been adapted into an audio play. The production is now available to listen to worldwide via the Royal Court's podcast channel until 30 Jan. 2021.

Sabrina Mahfouz's play dramatises her life-long ambition of becoming a spy. With British and Egyptian passports, she can easily assimilate into culture. But, as she travels to the Middle East, she explores who holds the power when it comes to water, oil and natural resources. For the audio play, A History of Water in the Middle East uses theatre, poetry and music to convey stories of women living across the world.

The original cast will reprise their performances for the audio play, including the aforementioned Mahfouz alongside Laura Hanna, David Mumeni and musician Kareem Samara.

A History of Water in the Middle East is available to stream for free, however all donations made will go towards the Royal Court's future upkeep.

Listen to A History of Water in the Middle East here, online to 30 Jan. 2021. 

Photo credit: Sabrina Mahfouz (Photo by Niall McDiarmid)

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