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Ghalia's Miles

Maya Zbib / Katharine Halls / Lucy Morrison
Wednesday 9 August 2017
The Studio

Part of New and Now: International Plays from the Royal Court Theatre

Fleeing Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia makes an extraordinary journey through the Middle East.

Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were urgent in their societies. In more than 70 countries and over 40 languages writers have felt inspired to write provocative new plays that are responding to our changing world and creating unique works for our times. 

Over six mornings, an outstanding group of actors and directors will bring to life new plays from some of the world’s most exciting writers.

Each reading will be followed by a Q&A with the writer and together will last 90 minutes approximately.

Following Bad Roads there will be a discussion with all the writers from the series, hosted by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court. Lola Arias, director of MINEFIELD, will also join this discussion.

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

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View two excerpts from this play reading on BBC Arts Digital

View the full recording of the writers' panel discussion on BBC Arts Digital

  • Language: 
    Performed in English
  • Running time: 
    90mins approx


The Studio

22 Potterrow

Photo: Acto en Centro Cívico de El Bosque 7 © Michelle Bachelet via Creative Commons



From Lebanon

By Maya Zbib
Translated by Katharine Halls
Directed by Lucy Morrison

Cast Nadia Albina, Ishia Bennison, Aysha Kala, Danusia Samal, Hara Yannas, Kareem Samara (oud player)

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £10

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF