SABAB THEATRE
SULAYMAN AL BASSAM


The Icarus Cycle 
I M E D E A
Ur

The Border Cycle
Petrol Station 
In the Eruptive Mode

The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy
The Al Hamlet Summit        
     Richard III – An Arab Tragedy 
The Speaker’s Progress

Other works
Ritual for a Metamorphosis
Hayyal Bu Tair
A Mirror for Princes
Melting the Ice
Trading 
60 Watt Macbeth 
The Game Show 
Everyman

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ULAYMAN AL BASSAM


In the Eruptive Mode, 2012-16
Running time, 65 minutes
Performed in English and Arabic

Premiere: The Sydney Festival (2012); Dar Al Athar Al Islammiyyah, Kuwait (2015).


A series of explosive monologues for female voices exploring the themes of violence and desire in the contemporary Arab world. Mocking, visceral and poetic, the performance creates a sound board of individuals caught in the convulsions of political and social change.

Created in two distinct iterations (2012 and 2015) the final production presents a new form of approach to scenic space in Al Bassam's first collaboration with award winning French Designer, Eric Soyer.