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About the Show Less...

Laughter, romance and tragedy in a new play by David Greig. Read More >

Paul is here to sell English-language textbooks. It’s Valentine’s Day and he’d rather be at home with his wife. He begins negotiations with his Syrian contact, Muna. But can he seal the deal?

Misunderstandings multiply until their presumptions about one another fall away and new possibilities emerge.

Laughter, romance and tragedy in a new play by David Greig.

For more about Damascus at the Tricycle theatre, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/02/2009

Opening Night: 09/02/2009

Closing Night: 07/03/2009

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Cast & Creative


Nathalie Armin, Alex Elliott, Dolya Gavanski, Paul Higgins, Khalid Laith


Director - Philip Howard

Producer - Michael Edwards, Carole Winter and Traverse Theatre Company

Author - David Greig

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