HAPPY NIGHTMARE tells the story of a young refugee whose bad dreams make him want to kill himself every night. But when he fails to do so, he sinks straight into the next nightmare – a pattern from which he cannot free himself. The play is based on real-life experiences and is the story of thousands of people who were forced to flee their homes. After his arrival in Germany in 2016, the director Shahin Sheikho resumed the creative work that he had previously undertaken in Syria, Iraq and Turkey. In this project, his first solo work in Hamburg, he will attempt to express the difficulties he has faced following his flight while continuing to develop his own theatrical language.
director: Shahin Sheikho
assistance, dramaturgy, production management: Anas Aboura
performance: Ali Sheikhmous, Feras Mahmoud, Homan Heider, Leza Mkhail, Razan Almoemar, Siwar Amo, Daniel Chelminiak
light design: Omar Hairan
stage: Rabia Al
graphics: Yaman Albakr
translation: Mais Ghaibour
surtitles: Rami Maatouk
assistance: Rami Maaz, Kurde Manla, Nadine Jessen
Funded by: im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und vom der Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg.