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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court, London4.85 reviews
Sabrina Mahfouz brings her bone-chilling new piece A History of Water in the Middle East to the Royal Court this autumn.

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A History of Water in the Middle East London Royal Court tickets on sale now from £24!

This new play by award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz (ChefNoughts & Crosses) has come to The Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. A History of Water in the Middle East tickets are only available for a limited 5-week run, so you'll want to act quickly. Don't miss this insightful look into history and the future, power and resources. 

What is A History of Water in the Middle East about?

When Sabrina Mahfouz was growing up she wanted to be a spy. As a British Egyptian with two passports who speaks two languages and has a deep cultural understand of two countries that are very different she seemed like a perfect candidate. However, when it came time to apply for MI6, it turned out she wasn’t British enough.

Now she’s taken on a mission of her own. Using theatre, poetry and music she shares stories of women from across the continent to explore who really has the power in and over the Middle East. We’ve long known the world is obsessed by access to oil, but is water going to become the natural resource that dictates control, or has it always been?

A History of Water in the Middle East explores ideas of British Imperial ownership of natural resources, the environmental urgency of our current times, the way that water has moulded lives, politics and fortunes and the way it will continue to shape our future.

About playwright Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is a playwright, poet, screenwriter and performer. She was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was the recipient of the 2018 King's Alumni Arts & Culture Award for inspiring change in her industry. She has won a Sky Arts Academy Award for Poetry, a Westminster Prize for New Playwrights, a BBC Radio & Music Award for Best Drama Production and a Fringe First Award, among others.

A History of Water in the Middle East Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court tickets available now!

Do not miss this extremely limited 5-week run of A History of Water in the Middle East, which has arrived at London's Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Book your A History of Water in the Middle East tickets now to guarantee the best seats at the best prices. 

Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be Confirmed.

Performance dates

10 October - 16 November 2019.

Special notes

Please note there will be a Q&A session with writer Sabrina Mahfouz after the performance on 22 October. The event will be free with a ticket to that evening's performance and will be captioned live with speech-to-text.


There will be captioned performances Fri 25 October and 1, 8,15 November. There will be a relaxed environment performance Sat 9 Nov 3pm.

Venue Information

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal CourtSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS

Customer Reviews

5 reviews4.8

Michael Frew3rd November

Entertaining, funny, disturbing

Khalifa al khalifa3rd November

Great performance


Powerful and passionate

Nura Al-Shibli24th October

Talented group with a creative, artistic, humanistic approach to drawing attention to a serious issue in the Middle East. Some inaccurate data, but the performer did warn & mention this prior to the performance. Casual, friendly venue.

Shinya Sugiyama20th October

Ingenious way of making a complex and important issue accessible without being patronising.