Held at the Bloomsbury Theatre in central London and scripted and directed by Razanne Carmey and Dan Coleman, How Palestine Became Israel was our first totally theatrical event and was a remarkable production.
Making full use of multi-media, it included the participation of Ahmed Masouf’s al-Zaytouna dance troupe, Jazz musicians Gilad Atzmon and Yaron Stavi, Palestinian composer and lutist Nizar Issa and singer Shadia Mansour.
Also playing a huge part in the event was a whole collection of young artists and actors whose names may have slipped away but whose contribution is not forgotten.
But to really gain a flavour of this remarkable production you’d have
had to have been there! Second best, though, you can read the
review published by the Washington Report. Click here to view
(opens a PDF).
After the curtain descended the cast and
audience met for mint tea and sweets. The
story we had seen portrayed gave us a lot
to talk about.