A Museum in Baghdad | Friday 22 November
Pick up will be outside the Taylorian Institute at the University of Oxford* at 3.30pm. The coach will bring you to the RSC where your tickets will be handed to you on the coach. Your entry time to The Play’s The Thing will be from 5pm. After the performance, the coach will pick you up from the RSC and return you to the Taylorian Institute.
Tickets are £20 including return travel, your ticket for the show and entry to The Play’s The Thing exhibition before the show. Tickets can be booked individually www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/select-your-own-seat?performanceNumber=43284
A STORY OF TREASURED HISTORY, DESPERATE CHOICES AND THE REMARKABLE GERTRUDE BELL
In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war.
Decades apart, these two women share the same goals: to create a fresh sense of unity and nationhood, to make the world anew through the museum and its treasures. But in such unstable times, questions remain. Who is the museum for? Whose culture are we preserving? And why does it matter when people are dying?
Please note, this production contains smoking and flashing lights.
Co-commissioned by the RSC and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by The Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust