Before the Revolution

Theatre (new writing, performance art)

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  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 21:50
  • Aug 25
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Egypt
  • Group: Temple independent Theatre Company (Egypt)
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes. Language: Arabic with English surtitles.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


By mixing fiction and non-fiction, this performance transports the audience to the moment before the inevitable eruption, allowing them to understand and feel the causes that led to the revolution, within a specifically designed visual and soundscape.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

There are no audience reviews for this show.

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The Independent (3/5 stars) 20 days ago

With the Edinburgh International and Fringe festivals drawing to a close over the weekend, and the 2019 awards in the process of being dished out, it seems an impossible task to pick just a few stand-out shows from amid the festivals’ extensive programme. Yet the cream is rising to the...

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The List (3/5 stars) 20 days ago

A terse description of pregnant atmosphere...

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 23 days ago

A poignant and informative piece, Before The Revolution highlights not only what has been, but why it has been so, and leaves us looking to learn from the mistakes of the past.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

A couple robed in white stand barefooted in a white bed of nails. ...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 27 days ago

What causes a people to rise up? Is it a simple trigger or a complex web of reasons? Where news reports prefer an easy cause-and-effect narrative, the reality is less straightforward. That’s the thinking behind Ahmed El Attar’s bruising two-hander. His own production for Cairo’s Temple theatre company is a...

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

A man and a woman wearing pristine white clothes stand motionless under the spotlights on a low, white plinth from which protrude numerous long, sharp nails. Behind them and to their side is darkness, except for a screen upon which will be projected the English surtitles for this Arabic language...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

The overall impression is of a piece that is worthy and intriguing, bringing understanding of the complexities of a fascinating area of recent history

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