Black Theatre Live


The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

Written & directed by Hassan Mahamdallie.

Performed by Yusra Warsama.

The date is May 2011: Suuban sits in the dark in a Woolwich council house watching the US assassination of Osama Bin Laden unfold on TV.

The date is August 1913: The British are at war… in Africa. In the interior of British Somaliland the hunt for the ‘Mad Mullah’ is on. A woman dervish warrior searches the body of a British Tommy. Soon battle will be joined:

‘Say, the dervish are like the advancing thunderbolts of a storm, rumbling and roaring’.

Soon these two worlds will fuse and force Suuban to confront her life and those closest to her.