A ShiberHur, Bush Theatre and KVS Brussels co-production

Written by: Amir Nizar Zuabithe_beloved
Directed by: Amir Nizar Zuabi

Venue: Bush Theatre

“When you held the knife to my throat…I was no longer a human being”

The story of Abraham and Isaac is told in both the Bible and the Koran.

When Abraham returns home from a journey with his son, his wife is troubled by the boy’s state of mind. What took place on the mountain that day is the beginning of a lifetime of suffering and the dawn of a new age for millions.

Under the direction of Amir Nizar Zuabi, trailblazing Palestinian theatre company ShiberHur returns to London.

‘An unsettling, vivid 60 minutes of theatre… exquisite.’
Time Out on In the Penal Colony

‘Zuabi’s superb piece keeps taking lyrical flight.’


Written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi
Design by Jon Bausor
Lighting Design by Jackie Shemesh


Jonathan Bukshapen, Makram Khoury, Rami Heuberger, Rivkle Noiman, Taher Najib, Sivan Sason, Samaa Wakeem

Partners (funders, sponsors, co-commissioners)

A Bush Theatre, KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg of Belgium and ShiberHur of Palestine co-production