2019 Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre/Kuwait ("Memoirs of a Sailor")
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Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre (Kuwait)


Memoirs of a Sailor




24 April - 2 May, 2019


Producing services for an operetta presented in the National Theatre.


Set in Kuwait’s pre-oil past, Memoirs of a Sailor tells the story of a young man who fantasizes about taking part in the annual pearl diving expedition on his uncle’s boat, but who learns the hard way about the very real dangers of life at sea. Inspired by the writings of Mohammed Al-Fayez and the music of Ghannam Al-Deikan.

Program Credits

Producer: Talal Al-Muhanna
Writer: Saoud Al-Sanousi
Director: Tama Matheson
Associate Director : Rosetta Debattista
Choreographer: Yannis Adoniou
Costume Designer : Raja Al-Bader
Assistant Director: Omar Al-Dakheel
Traditional Dances for Women: Masouma Al-Beloushi
Architectural/Cultural Consultant: Abdulla Al-Awadhi

Set Design: 59 Productions
Design Director: Leo Warner
Set Designer: Joshua Doyle
Lighting Designer: Matthew Daw
Video Designer: Benjamin Pearcy
Sound Designer: Sebastian Frost
Producer for 59 Productions: Benjamin Cooper

Faiha Al-Saeed: Narrator
Khalifa Al-Ameery: Abdulaziz
Zahra Alkharji : Mother of Abdulaziz
Khalid Al-Ojairi: Father of Abdulaziz
Bader Nouri: Uncle of Abdulaziz, Ship’s Captain
Walaa Al-Saraf: Amina, Captain’s wife
Shahad Sulaiman: Um Anbar, a fortune teller
Haneen Al-Ali: Dana, Abdulaziz’s fiancée
Mousaed Al-Tattan: Sailor
Zaina Al Safar: Lulwa, Captain’s daughter