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Oh My Sweet Land

A Young Vic / Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne

Now until 3 May 2014

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We went to Paris and met with Corinne Jaber to talk about Oh My Sweet Land. Click here to see the photos.

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They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all.

They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping angels. Now they live in camps and abandoned buildings in Lebanon or Jordan. Now Syria is just a distant memory, a home forever lost.

This urgent and extraordinary show explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its 2 million refugees. German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare’s Globe’s World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook’s Mahabharata and has won France’s prestigious Moliere Prize.

Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of Haifa-based theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic with this UK premiere. 

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Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.

To help UNHCR provide lifesaving aid to Syrian refugees, please donate at unhcr.org.uk/syria


Monday - Saturday 7:45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (16, 23, 26, 30 Apr and 3 May): 2:45pm

Running time: 1 hour 

Join us on Thurs 1 May for a post-show discussion with performer Corinne Jaber, director Amir Nizar Zuabi, Human Rights Watch UK Director David Mepham and Jo Glanville, Director of English PEN. Chaired by John Studzinski.


Tickets: £10, £19.50
Previews (9 - 12 Apr):  £10

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


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In the press

Corinne Jaber talks to London Calling about Oh My Sweet Land

"I wanted to meet people and hear what they had to say" Corinne Jaber tells One World about the creative process behind Oh My Sweet Land

"EU must open doors to avoid refugee catastrophe" says UN, reports The Guardian

Conceived by Corinne Jaber
Written and directed by
Amir Nizar Zuabi
Performed by Corinne Jaber
Lighting by Jackie Shemesh
Commissioned by Théâtre de Vidy-Lausanne

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