Multi-Award winning Brian Cox directs the UK première of Sinners – The English Professor by Joshua Sobol, starring Nicole Ansari (Layla) and Adam Sina (Nur).
The production opens at The Playground Theatre on 26 February, with previews from 25 February and runs until 14 March.
Sinners – The English Professor is a passionate love story about Layla, who is denounced for an affair with her student, Nur, and is awaiting to be stoned to death for adultery. The play examines both Layla’s and Nur’s choices for love and survival and the striving for freedom in a patriarchal culture. Nur can save his own life by throwing the first stone. What choice will he make?
Joshua Sobol is a novelist and playwright whose work has been translated into many languages and have been performed worldwide. His credits include Alice and Martin, Bereaved, Redundant People, The Marx Banquet, Ghetto – which won Evening Standard Award for Best Play and Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, Silence and the forthcoming world première The Eternal Stranger. He has received the David’s Harp Award for Best Play in Israel five times, in addition he has received the Rosenblum Award for The Contribution to Israeli Theatre, The Israeli Theatre Award for a Life’s Achievement, and Golden Medal of the Land of Vienna for Meritorious Achievements.