One World Productions and Events 2012-19


SEPTEMBER @TAQA STUDIOS                              Director: Alison Shan Price MBE 

The heart warming story of evacuee William Beech (played by 11 year old Boris Mihaylov) sent from London to the village of Little Wierwold to escape the bombing of London in WW2. He is the victim of an abusive mother but finds love and friendship with the reclusive widower Tom Oakley ( Brian McLaughlin) who he boards with, and the kind villagers.

Performed as Theatre-in-the-Round by members of One World Youth Theatre and One World Actors and kindly hosted by TAQA Productions.



SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK                      @The British Embassy                            Director: Hamad al Jenaie

Shakespeare’s Company of male actors are stopped from performing their production in The Gobe by The Master of Revels as theatres are closed. The Company and their female costume makers decide to keep themselves happy by acting out scenes from Shakespeare’s plays using props and costumes to hand, until the Company is invited to perform before the Queen Elizabeth 1, at the close of the show.

Excerpts of Henry V, As You Like It, Hamlet, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Anthony & Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing.

Performed as Open Air Theatre, commissioned by The British Embassy and Foreign Office with costumes and props from One World Shakespeare Company.

*Dame Judi Dench kindly wrote a message for the programme.



THE REVENGE OF PETER RABBIT            @DAI Amricani Cultural Centre & NCCAL

Adapted for stage from the stories of Beatrix Potter by Harriet Bushman & Alison Shan Price MBE 

Produced by One World Actors Centre in collaboration with AMG with visual design by D-design Studios 

@DAI Amricani in partnership with National Council of Culture Arts and Letters (NCCAL) kindly sponsored by ECRU    FANTASY WORLD   FUNZONE  COZMO & AL ABJAR HOLDINGS






STEPPING OVER THE HORIZONS @DAI 23 Cultural Season under NCCAL & GUST University Global Studies Centre 

Our founder and director Alison Shan Price MBE delivers the first of her series of lectures on British female explorers in the Middle East (1880-1940):  Explorer, author and agent, Dame Freya Stark.

Alison performed the role of Freya in Hooda Shawa’s monodramas for TAQA Productions, based on the life of Dame Freya for The International Monodrama Festival, 2016 (directed by Abdulaziz al Haddad) and the DAI 23 Cultural Season, 2017 (directed by Diana Sfeir) and will again in August 2018, in UK.


BEATRIX POTTER’S 14th BIRTHDAY @ DAI Cultural Centre theatres of Amricani and Yarmouk



DECEMBER, KUWAIT: SWEENEY TODD-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim produced by Hamad Al Jenaie 



By Special Arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

In December, we presented the Stephen Sondheim musical SWEENEY TODD- THE DEMON BARBER of FLEET STREET @ The Live Theatre between 7-10 December. Musical Director  Richard Bushman (Don Giovanni, The Pearl Fishers, Verdi’s Requiem)  conducted an orchestra of 9 musicians and an ensemble of 60+ including the choir of AMG. Alison Shan Price directed the show with Hamad al Jenaie as Artistic Director and producer and Diana Sfeir as Designer and production manager. The role of Mrs Lovett was played by Comediene and professional singer Balqis duVal.

AUGUST, UK: THE BLUE BOX -MEMORIES OF THE CHILDREN OF WAR . The 5 star-rated  International Premiere@the Edindurgh Festival Fringe.

 Shortlisted for the Zeigeist Fringe Award, the production was a UNICEF Fundraiser.

Representing Kuwait, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,  the production was kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries (Platinum), JAMM (Gold Plus), DAI Cultural Centre (Gold), Al Abjar Holdings (Bronze), Ian & Friends (Pearl)

For details on the making of this production please refer to its own page

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MAY: William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor Commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death @ The British Embassy. Director- Alison Shan Price.

Mistresses  Page (Alison Shan Price) & Ford (Diana Sfeir) play a trick on the rogue knight Falstaff ( Brian McLaughlin)  & the jealous Master Ford

APRIL: The Blue Box- Memories of the Children of War – The World Premier of the  full production @ DAI Yarmouk Cultural Centre, 21st Season. The production was under the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters for Kuwait- The Cultural Capital of the Gulf

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THIS IS MY STORY…Once Upon A Time there was a Beautiful Village…


DECEMBER: Around The World In 80 Days @ the Universal American School. Kindly sponsored by UAS

This musical medley plotted the journey of  Phileas Foff (Nader Abdullah) and Passepartout (Yousef  al Nasser) from London to Siam

NOVEMBER:  The Blue Box @ Dar Noor in aid of Refugees. Kindly sponsored by Dar Noor and Al Ghanim Industries

Multicultural, multifaith members of the Youth Theatre lay flowers for children of war

OCTOBER: A Second Night In The West End @ The British Embassy Gardens, a tribute to Culture is Great.

Soprano Anna Karadimitrova of Bulgaria & Tenor Jumel Carvajal of Phillipines

AUGUST, UK:  Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy @ The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015. Kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries (Gold Sponsor), The DAI Cultural Centre (Gold Sponsor), The Crowne Plaza (Silver Sponsor) and Friends of One World. Nominated for the Amnesty International  Fringe Award. For details of its development please refer to its own page.


APRIL:  William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet @ The British Embassy, Kuwait

Juliet Capulet (Hannah Joy) takes her own life by dagger rather than be parted from her lover Romeo Montague (Yousef Al Nasser), Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' (2015)
Juliet  (Hannah Joy) takes her own life rather than be parted from her husband Romeo  (Yousef Al Nasser)


MARCH: A Little Princess.  A One World Youth Theatre Production in association with Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Creative director /producer-Eleni Price.

Miss Minchin (Diana Sfeir) welcomes Sara Crewe (Nour Al Huneidi) to her Academy. 'A Little Princess' (March 2015)
Miss Minchin (Diana Sfeir) welcomes Sara Crewe (Nour Al Huneidi) to her Academy. ‘A Little Princess’ (March 2015)


FEBRUARY: The story of IBN al HAYTHEM’ as part of the ‘1001 INVENTIONS WORLD TOUR’ sponsored by UNESCO in Kuwait @ The Scientific Centre

Following on from training of presenters in Kuwait ( in Bahrain in April) by Dr Diana Sfeir and Alison Shan Price this science-drama was choreographed by Eleni Rebecca with assistant choreographers Yousef al Nasser, Nour Bizri and Hussein Shammeri. Consultants Emmy Award winner Adam Darius and International choreographer Kazimir Kolesnik

FEBRUARY- APRIL: The National Tour of Antigone. Adapted from the version by Jean Anouilh in English (Roman-invaded Britain 02AD)  and in Arabic (1990 Invasion of Kuwait) The Tour culminated at DAI Amricani Cultural Centre as part of its 20th Season under the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters.


The English and Arabic versions of the production proved so successful with audiences that they have since been combined to form Antigone: An Arabian Tragedy, which will be debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland, UK) in August 2015.


DECEMBER: Andrew Lloyd Weber & Tim Rice’s  EVITA  @ The Live Theatre.                 Kindly sponsored by Agility

Performed at the Live Theatre in Kuwait, Andrew Lloydd Weber’s musical Evita was a sell-out, musical extravaganza. Performed by a cast of 50 adults and children, it featured international opera singer Dr Oana Severin as Eva Peron, national actor and singer Hamad Al Jenaie as Che and international singer and Musical Director Mike Ricketts as Peron. Directed by Alison Shan Price,  Maestro Richard Bushman conducted the 9 piece orchestra. The show was choreographed by Eleni Price and Yousef al Nasser.

NOVEMBER: 1914- 100 year anniversary @ The British Embassy under the Poppy Ball            by The British Business Forum

Nader Abdullah as Geordie in ‘1914’

MAY:  A Night At The West End @ The British Embassy Kuwait in aid of Culture is Great. Kindly sponsored by Agility

Director-Alison Shan Price. Music Director-Mike Ricketts. Vocal Coach- Olwyn McCollin. A medley of West End melodies was performed under the stars on two sell-out nights at the British Embassy Kuwait. Featuring 16 international singers, the event accumulated with , a silver service meal provided by Crowne Plaza.

MARCH: Alice In Wonderland: Steampunk Revolution @ The Performing Arts Centre, TES. Kindly sponsored by Al Ghanim Industries. Creative director/producer-Eleni Price.

3. Entrance
Welcome To Wonderland, Alice  (Hannah Joy) meets the ccharacters of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland in Eleni Rebecca’s Steampunk production

MARCH: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: 3rd Annual Shakespeare                     Festival Production @The British Embassy Kuwait.  Festival and production director- Alison Shan Price, producer- Eleni Price, choreographer-Augustine Tchantcho.

Directed by Alison Shan Price Shakespeare’s timeless battle-of-the sexes is set in C17th Italy, this beautiful production saw Nader Abdullah and Eleni Rebecca go head-to-head as warring lovers Beatrice and Benedict, while Yousef Al Nasser and Hannah Joy won hearts as the romantic couple Claudio and Hero.  University students from AUK under Professor James Lambert created a stunning Shakespearean fayre at the entrance of the Gardens

FEBRUARY : Annie: Special Charity Production with One World Youth Theatre                   @The Live Theatre. Kindly sponsored by Al Abjar Holdings the show was produced by Sundus Hussein, directed by Alison Shan Price and choreographed by Yousef al Nasser                                                                                                                           img_12592013

NOVEMBER: Into Narnia. A One World Youth Theatre Production in                     Association with Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice.   Creative director  and director of Craftshop-Nader Abdullah. Kindly sponsored by CAMCO GLOBAL EVENTS

This CS Lewis extravaganza included a  life sized-‘lion’ and snow as the 4 children go through the Wardrobe into Narnia. Costumes and animal creations were created by  One World Craftshop.

OCTOBER: The Woman In Black @ Boxhill College.  Directed  and produced by Hamad al Jenaie and Alison Shan Price.

Arthur Kipps (Brian McLaughlin) and the Actor as Kipps (Yousef Al Nasser) during the retelling of the chilling ‘The Woman In Black’ (2013)

APRIL:  The Roald Dahl Musical @ The Performing Arts Centre, TES.                    Kindly sponsored by Al Mullah Exchange and Al Abjar Holdings. Director and choreographer – Yousef al Nasser.

13. Big Kids
Yousef Al Nasser’s sparkling directorial debut saw One World Youth Theatre pay tribute to Roald Dahl’s beautiful children’s classics, including James & The Giant Peach, The Twits Matilda. Performed at the Performing Arts Centre at The English School, Kuwait, it delighted audience goers of all ages and featured Maya & Jana El Diwany and Charlotte Kolega as Matilda respectively.










MARCH: William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: 2nd Annual Shakespeare Festival        @British Embassy Kuwait. Festival and production director-Alison Shan Price and Associate director, fight choreographer and director of craftshop- Nader Abdullah.

31. Civil War
Shakespeare’s classic roman history was brought to life on the Kuwait stage, with epic battle scenes and authentic historical costume. Julius Caesar (Brian McLaughlin) whose trusted senators Brutus (Augustin Tchantcho) and Cassius (Hamad Al Jenaie) murder in the name of justice. Pursued by Marc Anthony (Nader Abdullah- Fight Director and creator of costume and props) and Octavius (Amir Al Muhanna), they ultimately met in a glorious battle on the fields of Philipe that saw Brutus’s defeat and Octavius’s bloody victory.  University students from AUK under Professor James Lambert created a stunning Shakespearean fayre at the entrance of the Gardens









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