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The Chronicles of Majnun Layla: Qassim Haddad picture

Sun 7th Jul at 7:30pm

Qassim Haddad

@ Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Featuring: Qassim Haddad

See all dates for Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) 2019

The Chronicles of Majnun Layla: Qassim Haddad

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.

Image © Brian Roberts