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Olive Jar جرّة زيتون

by Elias Matar

Olive Jar returns! Joins us for a unique theatre performance celebrating West London’s Arab communities and the extraordinary stories that ordinary people can tell

Olive Jar takes place on the 25, 26 and 27 April at Grand Junction. The performance blooms from nearly a year of workshops with the community local to the Grand Junction venue, exploring the rich heritage of West Londoners from Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, and beyond.

The show is an invitation to anyone who holds dear the power of storytelling to bring us closer together and those with Arab heritage to share these familiar stories.

Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum, harpist Georgie Pope, and percussionist Nuno Brito.

Performed in English with some parts in Arabic.

  • Olive Jar جرّة زيتون by Elias Matar – Fri 26 April

    A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024. Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum.

    £6.00£12.00
    Fri 26 Apr, 20:00
  • Olive Jar جرّة زيتون by Elias Matar – Sat Mat 27 April

    A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024. Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum.

    £6.00£12.00
    Sat 27 Apr, 16:00
  • Olive Jar جرّة زيتون by Elias Matar – Sat 27 April

    A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024. Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum.

    £6.00£12.00
    Sat 27 Apr, 20:00
  • Olive Jar جرّة زيتون by Elias Matar – Thur 25 April

    A theatre performance celebrating London’s Arab communities and their extraordinary stories, as part of Elixir Festival 2024. Featuring live music from Palestinian singer Ruba Shamshoum.

    £6.00£12.00
    Thu 25 Apr, 20:00

Olive Jar is directed by Elias Matar

Co-commissioned by Grand Junction and Shubbak Festival

Generously supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and Mayor of London

OLIVE JAR NEWS

Olive JarOur Shared Heritage
Mon 25 September

VIDEO: Olive Jar highlights

Video by the brilliant Narvir SinghDirected by Elias Matar, Olive Jar is an exciting new theatre performance celebrating London’s Middle Eastern and North African communities and their extraordinary stories. Co-produced…
Olive JarOur Shared Heritage
Fri 30 June

VIDEO: Olive Jar More Behind The Scenes

Video by the brilliant Narvir SinghDirected by Elias Matar, Olive Jar is an exciting new theatre performance celebrating London’s Middle Eastern and North African communities and their extraordinary stories. Co-produced…
Olive JarOur Shared Heritage
Mon 19 June

VIDEO: Olive Jar Behind The Scenes Trailer

Video by the brilliant Narvir SinghDirected by Elias Matar, Olive Jar is an exciting new theatre performance celebrating London’s Middle Eastern and North African communities and their extraordinary stories. Co-produced…
Shubbak: A window on contemporary Arab cultures
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