Dublin Theatre Festival

HAU Berlin and Goethe-Institut Egypt
Germany / Egypt

Radio Muezzin

Concept and Direction Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)

Venue Samuel Beckett Theatre
Date 6 Oct - 10 Oct 7.30pm
10 Oct - 11 Oct 3.00pm
Duration 1hr 20mins

Performers Abdelmoty Abdelsamia Ali Hindawy, Hussein Gouda Hussein Bdawy, Mansour Abdelsalam Mansour Namous, Mohamed Ali Mahmoud Farag, Sayed Abdellatif Mohamed Hammad
Composition & Sound Design Mahmoud Refat
Video Design , Shady George Fakhry (Cairo)Bruno Deville
Dramaturgy Laila Soliman
Stage Design Mohamed Shoukry
Light Design Sven Nichterlein, Saad Samir Hassan (Cairo)
Director's Assistance / Performance Dia Deen Helmy Hamed
Translation / Surtitles Ebtihal Shedid

Proudly supported by

'Radio Muezzin' Proudly supported by<br><br>Federal Foreign Office
'Radio Muezzin' Proudly supported by<br><br>Goethe Institut Dublin

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Every evening the voices of thousands of Muezzin’s permeate the evening sky of Cairo, the city of a thousand mosques, leading the call to prayer. It is the sound that defines the city, the people and one of the world’s greatest religions.

Multi-award winning Rimini Protokoll, the ground-breaking German company who introduced the world to the phenomenon of Documentary Theatre – whereby real people tell real stories in their own words – now place four of Cairo’s Muezzins centre stage as they challenge the Government’s decision to centralise the call to prayer, showing the devastating effect it will have for tens of thousands of lives.

Featuring hauntingly beautiful music and evocative video images, Radio Muezzin provides a brief but profound insight into a culture increasingly under threat from the relentless march of modernisation and technology. Providing moving insights into the lives of the four men, and poetic evocations of the glory of Islam, Radio Muezzin is a quiet and poetic homage to a way of life that is about to change forever.

Performed in Arabic with English surtitles.

A production by HAU Berlin and Goethe-Institute Egypt.

In Co-production with Athens Festival, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Festival d’Avignon, steirischer herbst festival, Graz and Zürcher Theater Spektakel.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Department of the Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with El Sawy Culturewheel, Cairo.

With the support of l’ONDA.

It will blow you away because Stefan Kaegi and Rimini Protokoll, making their Festival debut with this quietly profound gem of a production, are rightly regarded as one of the most exciting forces in contemporary international theatre.

Talking Theatre Members of the company.
Oct 7, Post-show 9pm [approx].

Panel Discussion Real Lives, Real Voices.
Samuel Beckett Theatre. Oct 10, 4.30pm [approx].
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