Revolution Days

A riveting true story of trauma and survival based on the real-life experiences of an aid worker in the Middle East during the Arab Spring.

Recommended age: 14+ contains strong language and descriptions of war

Revolution Days follows Samira, an Aid Worker from Scotland, who goes through a baptism of fire during the ‘Revolutions’ in the Middle East. Believing she can make a difference, she takes on every mission, until, against a backdrop of war and violence, she is confronted by her own vulnerability.

Staged as the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising draws to a close, this powerful play is told through the eyes of a young woman straddling both ‘her Scottishness and Arabness’.

The play will be accompanied by the film Revolution Days: A True Reflection – a collection of interviews with people from Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan who experienced the Revolutions first hand.

Written by Mariem Omari | Directed by Shilpa T Hyland

WORLD PREMIERE - Tuesday 23rd November 2021, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, 7.30pm

FILM DATES: Assembly Roxy 23rd -24th November, Tramway 26th November - 5th December

Supported by Creative Scotland
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Cast: Raghad Chaar

Director: Shilpa T Hyland
Writer & Producer: Mariem Omari
AV Designer: Lewis Den Hertog
Set Designer & Costume: Jen McGinley
Lighting Designer: Benny Goodman
Composer: Niroshini Thambar
Sound Designer: Nik Paget-Tomlinson

Stage & Production Manager: Katy Steele
Dramaturg: Katherine Mendelsohn
AV Support: Andy Reid
Producer Support: Jana Robert
Photography:  Mihaela Bodlovic
Design: Ross Carmichael
PR Consultant: Sharon McHendry
Marketing Advisor: Leila Talmadge

Tickets | Revolution Days 2021 Showcase


Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU

Please note all Edinburgh performances are socially distanced

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 (Preview)

7.30pm | £13.00 (£10.00)

Wednesday 24th November 2021

7.30pm | £13.00 (£10.00)

Box office: 0131 623 3030 | Tickets from


Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Please note all Glasgow performances are socially distanced

Friday 26th November 2021

7.30pm | £9.00 (£7.00)

Saturday 27th November 2021

Matinee 2pm & 7.30pm | £9.00 (£7.00)

Box office: 0845 330 3501 | Tickets from