On the eve of her father’s funeral, Noun locks herself in a room with his body, drowning out the sounds of the traditional suras of the Qur’an with his favourite song Sinnerman by Nina Simone. A single door separates her from her outraged family, allowing Noun one last evening alone with him. As she recounts memories of her childhood and adolescence lived according to her father’s liberal ideas of freedom for women, Noun leaves behind the lost paradise of her youth and steps closer to the reality of life in the Middle East, especially for a woman who pushes the limits. Suitable for 16s and over. Some strong language and themes.
Performance in French with English subtitles. Monday 26 October performance followed by Q&A with Darina and special guest Dr Helen Vassallo
In partnership with Institut-français du Royaume-Uni
Darina Al-Joundi was born in Lebanon. She has worked as an actress and writer for stage, television and film. This is the UK debut of her autobiographical play.
When & Where
7 World’s End Place
SW10 0DR London
Nour Festival of Arts 2016
Shining light on the best of contemporary art and culture from the Middle East and North Africa in venues across Kensington and Chelsea each October and November. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining, enjoy exploring Nour Festival 2016