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‘Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an’     

‘Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an’ Gwent Theatre’s latest production ‘Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an’ is based on the book by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and looks at the unlikely friendship formed between a Sufi Muslim, Monsieur Ibrahim and a 13 year old Jewish boy, Moses. This internationally acclaimed play, translated by Patrick Driver and Patricia Benecke, is about cross-cultural friendship and is set in Paris in the 1960s.

When Moses is caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world. Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent.

‘Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an’ is a heart warming and humorous experience that affords young people opportunities to reflect on their own position, becoming adults in a complex and often confusing world.

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Schmitt is one of the most famous French language playwrights with several Molière awards and the French Academy’s ‘Grand Prix du Théâtre’.

The production tours to Secondary schools from September 16th – November 7th 2008.

Public performances can be seen at:
Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Cardiff – October 10th 2008 – 7.30pm
The Melville Theatre, Abergavenny – October 17th 2008 - 7.30pm

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