Dubailand by Carmen Nasr

Directed by Georgie Staight

'Dubailand' premiered at the Finborough Theatre in February 2017.


  • JAMIE: Nicholas Banks

  • LALI: Aanya Chadha

  • AMAR: Adi Chugh

  • DEENA: Reena Lalbihari

  • CLARA: Mitzli Rose Neville

  • TANVEER: Varun Sharma

  • AMANDA: Belinda Stewart Wilson

  • TOMMY: Leon Williams


  • Set Designer - Bex Kemp

  • Set Designer for Run The Beast Down - Anthony Lamble

  • Lighting Designer - Robbie Butler

  • Sound Designer - Jack Barton

  • Producer - Caley Powell


“I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something.  And now I’ve got it, I can have whatever I want. I don’t have to care about anything. I don’t even have to pretend I care.”

An oasis of free enterprise, no income taxes, no unions, no opposition parties. A paradise of consumption. A skyline on crack. Urban planning on steroids - Dubai.

Exploring the plight of Dubai’s migrant labour force, this urgent new play asks how much longer we can look the other way.

© Tim Hall Photography


★★★★ Four Stars, The Telegraph
★★★★ Four Stars, The Reviews Hub
★★★★ Four Stars, The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ Four Stars, Paul in London

“A play that confronts our complacency and complicity…. Recommended.” Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“Absolutely a play for today, Dubailand is rare in its ability to condense globalisation into drama.” Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage

"Georgie Staight directs with brisk economy." Michael Billington, The Guardian

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