A History of Water in the Middle East
A History of Water in the Middle East

A History of Water in the Middle East London Reviews and Tickets

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Sabrina Mahfouz's play which shines a light on relations between Britain and the Middle East.

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Critic Reviews (7)

The Guardian (UK)
October 15th, 2019

Cheeky political lesson makes waves...A mix of gig and lecture and running just over an hour, it is driven by a strong anti-imperialist urge and informs even as it entertains.'
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The Times (UK)
October 16th, 2019

Not quite a lecture, not quite a play, Sabrina Mahfouz’s meditation on power politics, feminism and her Egyptian-British heritage aims high, but ultimately resembles a promising first draft...'
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The Arts Desk
October 15th, 2019

New lecture about British imperialism is energetically engaging, but rather slender...Although the metaphor of water is a powerful one, I left the theatre only partially nourished: I wanted much more of everything.'
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WhatsOnStage
October 15th, 2019

Ultimately...it's Mahfouz's show, and she is endlessly compelling and relatable. This journey may only take 70 minutes but it's an intense, mind-expanding way to spend the time.'
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The London Evening Standard
October 15th, 2019

It’s an interesting project that wears its politics on its sleeve, with moments that sparkle. But it left me with a presiding feeling that I’d been trapped in a revision session.'
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Time Out London
October 15th, 2019

Sabrina Mahfouz’s ‘gig-lecture’ about water’s role in the history of the Middle East is entertainingly over-ambitious...the finished piece is bitty, flimsy and, in places, hard to follow.'
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The Stage (UK)
October 15th, 2019

It does feel like some of the storytelling moments haven’t fully coalesced into the production as a whole...But at its best, A History of Water has an intoxicating, headily persuasive energy to it.'
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