'Aujourd'hui, maman est morte.'

So begins one of the greatest novels ever written: L'Étranger (The Stranger) by Albert Camus.

We celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of its writer, Albert Camus, with a dramatised reading of The Outsider featuring five actors, live oud music, and photographs from Algeria.

This one-off event is directed by James Runcie.

Translation by Sandra Smith.

Assistant Director – Rosie Kellagher.


Meursault – Justin Salinger

Raymond Sintès/Prosecutor – Cal Macaninch

Director /Judge /Chaplain – Hugh Ross

Caretaker (64) /Old Man/ Old Salamano/ Perez – David Troughton

Marie/Journalist – Emily Bruni

Céleste /Policeman/ Masson/ Defence Lawyer – Daniel Weyman

Oud Player – Attab Haddad

Ney player – Louai Alhenawi