The Shroud Maker

by  Ahmed Masoud

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1f

Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead.

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The Shroud Maker

by  Ahmed Masoud

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip, knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead.

A compelling black comedy that delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine’s turbulent past and present, The Shroud Maker is a one-woman comedy that weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian lie in Gaza underscored with gallows humour.

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Considerations

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes

Casting

1f

84 year old Palestinian woman living in Gaza (can be played by any nationality though)

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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • All Female
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Ahmed Masoud

Ahmed Masoud is the author of the debut novel Vanished - The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda. Ahmed is a writer and director who grew up in Palestine and moved to the UK in 2002. His theatre credits include Camouflage (London 2017) The Shroud Maker (London 2015 - 2018), Walaa, Loyalty (London 2014, funded by A ...

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