The Beloved

Amir Nizar Zuabi Mon 21 May - Sat 9 Jun, 2012
Financial Times, Metro, Spoonfed, Independent
"Thoughtful and rich"
Evening Standard

A ShiberHur, Young Vic production co-produced with the Bush Theatre and KVS Brussels'. Part of World Stages London

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 for his son and the dawn of a new age for millions.

A haunting and heartbreaking twist on the story of Abraham and Isaac which reminds us that this historic tale of sacrifice began with just one family.

The Beloved marks the return to London of Palestinian theatre company ShiberHur following their acclaimed productions I Am Yusuf and This is My Brother and In the Penal Colony.

Beloved Events (Free to ticket holders)
Post-Show Discussion: Thursday 7 – June
The changing representation of women and feminity on stage
Bush Theatre Artistic Director in conversation with playwright and director Amir Nizar Zuabi

The Beloved is generously supported by Ramez and Tiziana Sousou.Presented with the support of the British Council


Writing and Direction - Amir Nizar Zuabi
Design - Jon Bausor
Lighting Design - Jackie Shemesh
Sound Design - Edward Lewis


cast includes

Jonatan Bukshpan
Makram Khoury
Rami Heuberger
Rivka Neumann
Taher Najib
Sivan Sasson
Samaa Wakeem



Running Time - 70 minutes
Food and Drink - Book a meal deal for just £7 at the same time as booking tickets for The Beloved. The meal deal for The Beloved includes Chicken and Prune Tagine or Chickpea soup with a glass of house wine or pint.
Dates - 21 May - 9 June
Mon - Sat - 7.30pm £24 (£12 concessions)
Previews - 21, 22, 23, 24 May £18 (£10 concessions)
Saturday Matinees - 26 May, 2 June, 9 June 2.30pm £18 (£10 concessions)
Press Night - 25 May 7pm
Audio Described Performance - 9 June 2.30pm
Captioned Performance - 1June 7.30pm
Equity Night - 26 May £18 for Equity Members (use code EQUITY2012 when booking, ID required)
Supporters Evening - 6 June
£10 Under 26 Tickets - Just use the code U26/2012 when booking (subject to availability, proof of age required)
bush local members - £12 Preview tickets, 10% off other performances (subject to availability, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer)
Fundraising Gala Night - 29 May 7.30pm (tickets are £75 and include pre-show refreshments and Q&A after the show)