DERVISH: The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Ticket Info£11 FULL // £6 CONC.
- BSL interpreted
- Spoken Word
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THEATREA one woman play about Somalis in Britain and Britain in Somalia.
Based on real events and featuring the epic lyrical tradition of Somalia, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a unique exploration of the violence of empire and the poetry of resistance, performed by Yusra Warsama, alongside a live music soundtrack, and beautiful visuals.
May 2011: A young Somali woman sits in the dark of a Woolwich council house watching the assassination of Osama Bin Laden unfold on TV. Upstairs her ailing grandmother is talking to ghosts.
August 1913: The British are at war...in the Horn of Africa. In the interior of British Somaliland the hunt for the 'Mad Mullah' is on. A woman dervish warrior searches the body of a British Tommy. In the morning the killing will begin.
Soon these two worlds will collide and change everyone's lives.
Praise for The Crows...
- 'Brings to life a woman dervish the likes of which you have never seen on a British stage.' - Madani Younis, Artistic Director, Bush Theatre
- 'Strong story, powerful character.' - Audience member
- Suitable for over 16s.
- Presented by Dervish in association with The Albany and Contact.
- Post-show talk on Thu 28 Jan.
- BSL interpreted performance Thu 28 Jan, 7:30pm.
- Written and directed by Hassan Mahamdallie.
- Performed by Yusra Warsama.
- Assistant director: Jamil Dhillon.
- Oud Player: AbdElkader Saadoun.
- Visuals:Rachel Gadsden.
- Film: Adam Radolinski.
- Creative Advisor: Ayaan Aden.