A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD

22 April – 23 May

Kiln Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company present

A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD

by Hannah Khalil

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    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?

    Important Information

    Age Guidance 14+

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    Post Show Discussion 7 May 20

    Audio Described 19 May 20 (pre-show touch tour from 6pm)

    Post-show Supper19 May 20

    Captioned 21 May 20

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    Ticket Prices

    £15-£32.50

    Dates

    22 April – 23 May

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    Creative Team

    Hannah Khalil

    Playwright

    Hannah Khalil’s previous work includes Interference (National Theatre of Scotland), The Scar Test (Soho Theatre) and Scenes from 68* Years (Arcola Theatre). Her work for radio includes The Deportation Room and Last of the Pearl Fishers, both for BBC Radio 4. She was awarded The Arab British Centre’s prize for Culture 2017.

    Erica Whyman

    Director

    Tom Piper

    Designer

    Charles Balfour

    Lighting Designer

    Oğuz Kaplangi

    Music & Sound Designer

    Tanushka Marah

    Movement Director

    Nina Dunn

    Video Designer

    David Greig

    Dramaturg

    Pippa Hill

    Dramaturg

    Post-Show Supper

    Tue 19 May

    We are offering a unique opportunity for a small number of guests to have dinner with members of the cast and creative team after the performance. Join us for a two-course meal in an intimate setting at Kiln Theatre and learn more about the making of the show. During the evening, you will also hear about Kiln Theatre’s work as a registered charity and how you can support us.

    To book your place for the show and dinner, or if you would like more information, please contact Catherine in our Fundraising Team at give@kilntheatre.com or on 020 7625 0132.

    We have a limited number of spaces that are available on a first come, first served basis.

    A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD IS A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN KILN THEATRE AND THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

    Co-commissioned by the RSC and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh