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Devil's Ship at Scotland's Edinburgh International Festival


Five women are living on an abandoned island, all the men have left and they are contemplating whether to leave or to stay. As a strange ship appears on the horizon their peace is shattered.

The crescent moon is a common symbol in the Muslim world and when the crescent appears at the bottom of the moon it creates a shape reminiscent of a boat. This is the Devil's Ship.

Bazi Theatre Company was founded in 1989 by Attila Pessyani who as a young actor worked with Peter Brook and the legendary Polish theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor, both of whom visited Iran in the heyday of the Shiraz Festival of Arts. This new play was first seen at the Fadjr International Theatre Festival in Tehran early this year and this Festival 08 appearance marks its European premiere.

Supported by Visiting Arts and the British Council

Performance Details

European Premiere
Bazi Theatre Company

Written by Attila Pessyani

Performed in Farsi with English supertitles

Cast: Fatemeh Naghavi, Setareh Pessyani, Sahar Dowlatshahi, Pegah Tabasi Nejad and Elham Shakib

Attila Pessyanii
Writer, designer and director
Hamid Garshasbi Projection
Ankido Darash Sound design and music
Ali Tabrizi Film

Ali Tabrizi

'a theatrical style that combines powerful threads of Iranian thought, music and imagery with a deep experience of post-Sixties European theatre from Brook to Kantor, and with an unsettling mid-Asian magic realism.'

- The Scotsman on Bazi Theatre Company

Performance Dates:
Mon 25 Aug - 8:00 pm
Tue 26 Aug - 8:00 pm
Wed 27 Aug - 8:00 pm

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