Desert Poet

30 November '23 at 7:30 pm - 3 December '23 at 4:30 pm

A new drama on the plight of exile
Stitched and mounted by SplitMoon Theatre
with poetry by Imru’ Al-Qays and Adnan Al-Sayegh.

The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH, 30 November – 3 December 2023

DESERT POET travels from the urban to the ancient desert in dramatic form. It tells the complex rite of passage of many who had to flee their countries. For the very first time the Master Poem of Imru’ Al-Qays will be presented in English and Arabic. With Iraqi actress Hadeel Kamil in her first appearance in UK, in the cast of seven. Iraqi poet Adnan Al-Sayegh is the recipient of several international poetry awards, and author of the longest poem ever written in Arab language ‘Uruk’s Anthem.’

Preview Thurs 30 November 7.30pm
Frid 1 December 7.30pm
Sat 2 December 3.00pm and 7.30pm
Sun 3 December 4.30pm


The Cockpit

Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH


SplitMoon Theatre

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