The Shroud Maker – A Play by Ahmed Masoud

5 October '18 at 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Finishing off the summer tour, Ahmed Masoud’s one-woman show, ‘The Shroud Maker’ returns to London for a special show at SOAS. Performed by Julia Tarnoky.

In this compelling black comedy, Palestinian writer and director Masoud crafts a bittersweet story that delves deep into the intimate life of Hajja Souad, an 84 year old woman living in El Shujaia Neighbourhood. Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first-hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza.

What’s the best business one can establish in Gaza? Hajja Souad has survived decades of wars, deportation and oppression by making selling shrouds for the dead. As her past comes to haunt her, she is forced to make a big decision. But before she does so, she takes us on a journey, telling a harrowing story of courage, love, escape and disappointment that traces her life from Aqqur, Jerusalem and Haifa, through the refugee camps of the Nakba and finally, back to her workshop in Gaza.

Discount tickets available to all students with ID.


** Please note that, out of respect to the actors and play, there is no entry once the play has started **
Doors will open at 7:30 and close at 8:10 sharp after which it will not be possible for us to allow you into the theatre, with no exceptions.


DLT Room

SOAS University of London London WC1H 0XG


SOAS Palestine Society

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