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Ali and Dahlia



“My father used to say, nearly everything in the world is made in China; except courage, this is made in Palestine.”

Having been accused of rioting, Ali awaits his fate in an Israeli interrogation room. But when an old lover steps in to defend him, the two are forced to confront their past; finding themselves torn between bitter loyalties.

A Palestinian-Israeli love story set against the backdrop of the construction of the West Bank wall. Ali and Dahlia is a story of love, sacrifice, and redemption that explores the loss of innocence, the longing for lost homelands, and the political forces that shape our lives.

This is a debut play by Tariq Jordan and directed by multiple award-winner Kerry Kyriacos Michael MBE.


Waj Ali (LOVE, National Theatre on Tour; Occupational Hazards, Hampstead Theatre; NAHDA, Bush Theatre)

Deli Segal (Barchester Towers, BBC Radio 4; Doctor Who, Radio; The Lady and the Unicorn, Yard Theatre)

Kai Spellman (The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre; Imogen, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; Lawrence After Arabia, Hampstead Theatre)

Post Show Talk – A conversation with Iman Aoun – Live streamed from the Ashtar Theatre  After the matinee performance on Saturday 30th March

Aoun is an actress and trainer as well as co-founder of the Ashtar theatre, which uses ‘oppressed theatre’ techniques in its international repertoire. Ashtar Theatre was established in Jerusalem in 1991 as a non-profit organization by Aoun and another prominent Palestinian actor, Edward Muallem

Important information: This performance contains depictions of violence and strong language.

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