by David Greig
directed by Philip Howard
with Ewen Bremner, Nathalie Armin, Alex Elliott, Dolya Gavanski and Khalid Laith.
Welcome to DAMASCUS, the oldest continuously inhabited city on Earth, a jewel of the Arab world and the cross-roads of the Middle East. A brief encounter in a Syrian hotel finds a Scottish businessman grappling with language and love, meanings and misunderstandings. Laughter, romance and tragedy meet in DAMASCUS, which premiered at Traverse Theatre in the 2007 Edinburgh Festival, winning a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award.