Ishtar is a new feminist play, a radical retelling of a myth from ancient Mesopotamia from the makers of the full-run sold-out show Lady in the Sheets. Its all female and non-binary, BME-centring cast weave their lives into one of the oldest poems in the world. Ishtar is about borders and the violence of bureaucracy, about diaspora and the murder of cultural identity - but first and foremost about the most human story ever told - losing your way into a dark place and coming back stronger, and happier, with arms full of joy.
Guided by students of the pre-Islamic Middle East, Ishtar blends music and physical theatre, new translation and improvised dialogue, and brings 120 hours’ worth of contemporary textile art to the stage for a heady, lyric, heart-breaking and life-affirming new play - a short and direct dramatic, visual and musical celebration of life.
Directed by Zad El Bacha & Simran Uppal
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