Light In Me, Don’t Die


Voices From Gaza on International Women's Day

LIGHT IN ME, DON'T DIE takes its title from the poetry of Hiba Abu Nada, a Palestinian poet killed by Israeli airstrikes in October last year. The show collects the words of Gazan women from poems, from news reports, from social media and blog posts — documenting everyday life under a siege, bombardment and occupation that has killed over 27,000 Palestinians in just four months: an assault on men, women and children in which two mothers are murdered every hour; in which almost a million women and girls are internally displaced without proper access to food, water and period products; in which parents dig their children from the ruins of fallen buildings and bombs continue to fall on homes, shelters and hospitals,

From expectant mothers giving birth in a devastated health system, to a love story in a displacement camp, to the courageous journalists who risk death every day to tell the stories of their people, LIGHT IN ME, DON'T DIE reveals the violence being unleashed against Palestinians in Gaza right now, and shows the incredible human spirit and love for life that still burns amongst the rubble. All in the words of Gazan women.

Featuring an all-female cast of Palestinian and British Palestinian performers: Sofia Amir, Laura Percival, and Sama Rantisi.

Directed by Danielle McIlven

Compiled by James Harker, Amy Harris, and Niloo-Far Khan

Presented by Moveable Type Theatre

All of Moveable Type’s profits will be donated to Amplify Gaza Stories Community Resilience Projects

Painting of Bisan Owda by @hannxh038

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Friday 8th Mar 2024