Camdram

    The Calligrapher @ Fringe

    21:55, Mon 15th – Sat 20th August 2022 at Forest Theatre @ Greenside
    Summer Vacation

    Having been unable to complete its run as the CUADC Fringe show for 2021, The Calligrapher is finally going to Edinburgh. The production is a new, award-winning, student-written play by Abraham Alsalihi. Locked away in Baghdad Mosque is a beautifully intricate Quran, complete with 6,000 verses of elaborate calligraphy and 600 pages of decorative motifs – a marvel in artistry that would surely be celebrated by Muslims and artists around the world if it were not written in Saddam Hussein’s blood. Now its artist lives in the US, where he restores old paintings for a living, but in every step, he’s still followed by the walking, talking, blood-drenched Quran that has haunted him since.

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    Cast

    Haytham
    Ahmed
    Danny
    Millie

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