Fringe First Award for innovation in writing and directing (Edinburgh Festival, '02)
Best Performance Award, Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, '02.
Best Director Award, Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, '02.
A PLAY FOR OUR TIMES
THE AL-HAMLET SUMMIT
... Sulayman Al Bassam’s powerful, disturbing vision ... a rich new poetic version ... Some of the results are electrifying ... And I doubt whether this year’s Festival will produce another show so directly relevant to the nightmare that is brewing in the Middle East, or so vivid and eloquent in the theatrical means it uses to confront it ...
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, Thursday,8th August, 2002
Al Hamlet premiered in Kuwait City, and then went on to play Tunis, London, Cairo and Edinburgh
written and directed by Sulayman Al Bassam
music by Lewis Gibson
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