Paris in the 1960s. Thirteen-year-old Moses lives the shadow of his less-than loving father. When he’s caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world. Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden Crescent.
Translated by Patirck Driver and Patricia Beneke, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of Qur’an received its British premiere at the Bush Theatre, London, on 17 January 2006, in a production directed by Patricia Beneke.