Olive Jar theatre performance – Elixir Festival 2024

25 April '24 at 8:00 pm - 27 April '24 at 9:30 pm

Olive Jar takes place on the 25, 26 and 27 April at Grand Junction.
25, 26 & 27 April evening at 8pm & 27 April Saturday Matinee at 4pm.

OLIVE JAR RETURNS! A unique theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and the extraordinary stories that ordinary people can tell.

The olive tree roots us to our land, on our tables they offer hope as well as food. Like olives, our stories wait, hidden and preserved in their jars, to be shared. Some will be bitter, and others sweet.

Olive Jar holds stories of winding journeys to a new place, of half-remembered memories passed down through the generations, of finding a little bit of home in a big city, and marks what changes and what stays the same. The performance leads the audience into an atmospheric world of empowerment and resistance, where tea, dolma and olives can be shared with new friends.

Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum, Georgie Pope (harp) and Nuno Brito (percussion)

Performed in English with some parts in Arabic

Directed by Elias Matar


Grand Junction

Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalenes's, Rowington Close, London W2 5TF


Grand Junction

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