Lines from Egypt's Diaries

The Arches presents

Lines from Egypt's Diaries

as part of NTS's One Day in Spring season

Sat 5 May 2012 | 7.30pm | Free

Lines from Egypt’s Diaries is a musical, dramatic performance, in which pure music, song, poetry recital and acting meet. It is artistically based on lines of poetry written in colloquial as well as classical Arabic (fosha), written by Egyptian poets and writers in the seventies and eighties, predicting the revolution and calling in their lines for change and social justice, through writing about people’s prohibited dreams back then. These writers and poets died early before they could see the dream of the revolution come true.

Lines from Egypt’s Diaries is part of the One Day in Spring season at National Theatre of Scotland, a season of new work from the Arab world in partnership with Òran Mór, and in association with The Tron and The Arches. The centerpiece of the season is six lunchtime A Play, A Pie and A Pint shows in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Curated by David Greig, the shows have been written by artists living through turbulent political times in Lebanon, Morocco and Syria.