Sun 7th Jul 2019, 7:30pm

The Chronicles of Majnun Layla

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

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Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad’s powerful rendering of the classic love story of Majnun Layla - often described at the Arab Romeo and Juliet - is transformed into a live experience by renowned Palestinian actor and writer, Amer Hlehel.

The story of love, passion, eroticism and unfulfilled desire is radically reinterpreted with an original, contemporary soundscore and live performance by Rihab Azar and Kareem Sahara on acoustic and electric oud.

Moving between Arabic and English, the rhythm, intonation and particularities of both languages bring out the universal qualities of this epic.

Qassim Haddad

Unity Theatre

  • 1 Hope Place
  • Liverpool
  • L1 9BG
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