The Shroud Maker

The Shroud Maker: Written and directed by Ahmed Masoud, performed by Julia Tarnoky and designed by Dima Karout, 'The Shroud Maker' is about Hajja Souad, an 80-year old Palestinian woman living on the besieged Gaza Strip who knows about business. She has survived decades of wars and oppression through making shrouds for the dead. A compelling black comedy, the play delves deep into the intimate life of ordinary Palestinians to weave a highly distinctive path through Palestine’s turbulent past and present. Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, this one-woman comedy weaves comic fantasy and satire with true stories told first hand to the writer, and offers a vivid portrait of Palestinian life in Gaza underscored with gallows humour. Taking place 25-28 February, 2019 at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES.