Black Theatre Live


What Do I Know?

Ice & Fire present

“For years now Yemen has been holding its breath
 With one eye it sees the darkness
With the other it sees something new and simple
Tomorrow will be better 
Tomorrow everything will end, they say”

This show premiered at the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival on July 8th 2018. What Do I Know? is a new performance piece by ice&fire looking at the effects of the current war in Yemen, taking inspiration from the poetry of Amina Atiq and the reflections and realities of Khaled Ahmed, a young, self-taught English teacher living in Yemen.

Our thanks go to Khaled Ahmed for his work on this project, Anne Thwaite for programming the show at the Festival, Hayla Abdullah(Grandma) for her singing, Alaa Alsayadi also for her singing, Faiza for catering, Zaha Abdullah for Yemeni biscuits and Raidan Ameen for being involved in this project in its early stages. This project was made possible with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Our thanks go to Queen Mary University and Old Vic Workrooms for donating rehearsal space.