Hassan Abdulrazzak is of Iraqi origin, born in Prague and living in London. He holds a PhD in molecular biology and has worked at Harvard and Imperial College. Hassan’s first play Baghdad Wedding, was staged at Soho Theatre in 2007 to great acclaim. It went on to have productions in Australia and India and was also broadcast on BBC Radio 3. His play The Prophet was performed at The Gate Theatre in 2012 and was based on extensive interviews in Cairo with revolutionaries and soldiers, journalists and cab drivers. More recently he was commissioned by the Kevin Spacey Foundation to write Dhow Under The Sun, a play for 35 young actors, which was staged in Sharjah, UAE (Jan 2015). His play Love, Bombs and Apples premiered at the Arcola theatre as part of the Shubbak festival, July 2015. It then had a full production at Arcola Theatre in 2016 as part of a UK national tour. His new play And Here I Am based on the life story of a Palestinian fighter turned artist will be part of Shubbak Festival 2017 and will be at the Arcola theatre from 3-8th July 2017.

Awards

George Devine, Meyer Whitworth, Pearson and the Arab British Centre Award for Culture.