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New Jibla

Kuwait City


A satirical exploration of future society on Mars

Following earth’s total destruction from a major catastrophe, first-world citizens depart to Mars, including a single Kuwaiti family who sneakily boards the space shuttle, whilst other Kuwaitis and third-world citizens migrate to Saturn.

Years after the flight from the burning planet to Mars, social justice and human well-being are achieved. Yet despite all the advantages of Martian life, Jassem and Salwa face opposition from their families, who still hold onto the traditions and customs of their former life on Earth.

Written by Saud Al-Sanousi and directed by Julian Webber, this newly-commissioned play simultaneously takes a satirical look at the future whilst questioning the values and ideals of present-day Kuwait.

Opened December 2019

Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre, Kuwait City


Produced by
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre

59 Team

Leo Warner

Video Designer
Max Italiaander

Ollie Hester

Set Designer
Claudia Fragoso

Lighting Designer
James Farncombe

Sound Designer
Max Pappenheim

Associate Sound Designer
Phil Michael

Production Manager
Ian Moore

Assistant Video Designer
Hanna Schrage

Assistant Set Designer
Ayanna Blair-Ford
Asha Pandit
Hannah Rozenberg
Matt Wregglesworth

Lighting Programmer
Robin Senoner

Georgia Clegg
David Curtis
Jamie McComb

Company Stage Manager
Pippa Meyer

Deputy Stage Manager
Marisa Ferguson

Assistant Stage Manager
Hannah Gregory

Video Programmer
Andrew Doig

Production Video Technician
Richard Wells