The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes

The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes (Theatre Play): Starring Nabil Elouahabi, a black comedy based on a short story by Hassan Blasim about an Iraqi refugee, Salim, who comes to London in search of his dream, taking on a new identity and marrying a wealthy older woman who coaches him in the bedroom for a citizen's test. But Carlos Fuentes finds that knowing the names of all six of Henry VIII’s wives can neither satisfy his new wife nor turn him into a 'Britishman'. The nightmare of the violence of his past also catches up with him and suddenly he is at the airport,accompanied by a G4 security guard, waiting for a plane to take him back to Iraq. A world premiere of Rashid Razaq and directed by Nicolas Kent, taking place from 23 July-16 August, 2014 at the Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.