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The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 28 June, Thursday 29 June & Friday 14 July, 7.30pm
  • AGE GROUP: 14+
  • TICKETS: £14

    The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

    May 2011: A young Somali woman sits in the dark of a Woolwich council house watching the assassination of Osama Bin Laden unfold on TV. Upstairs her ailing grandmother is talking to ghosts.

    August 1913: The British are at war… in the Horn of Africa. In the interior of British Somaliland the hunt for the ‘Mad Mullah’ is on. A woman dervish warrior searches the body of a British Tommy. In the morning the killing will begin. ‘Say, the dervish are like the advancing thunderbolts of a storm, rumbling and roaring’. Soon these two worlds will collide and change everyones’ lives.


    Dervish Productions is a new collaborative venture dedicated to use theatre to amplify the voices from the edge.


    'Hassan Mahamdallie has written a fine, important play about the way Britain’s foreign adventures are shaping one young London woman’s identity'  British Theatre Guide


    'History told, and retold through digital art and the spoken word – is this the future of British theatre? I hope so.' Media Diversified


    Watch the trailer here: 


    Written and Directed by Hassan Mahamdallie

    Performed by Aisha Mohammed

    Music performed by Abdelkader Saadoun

    Visuals by Rachel Gadsden

    Film by Adam Radolinski