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10/26/09

THE CHRONICLES OF IRANIA: A Play by Maryam Hamidi & Catrin Evans



28-31 October 2009, 7.30 pm
TARA Studio, 356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES

12-14 November 2009, 7.30 pm
Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow G5 9DS

Hot on the heels of their successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival run, Scotland's politically charged a moment's peace theatre company are touring their critically acclaimed show to London and Glasgow.

Runners up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2009

****Scotsman ****Herald ****The List ****Fest
****British Theatre Guide
****Edinburgh Festival Magazine

"Should be seen across the country and beyond" The Stage
"A blazingly vivid encounter" - Joyce McMillan, Scotsman
"The most poignant one-woman performance of the Fringe" Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Organisation

'A Moment's Peace Theatre Company' in association with TARA studio, Citizens Theatre & Platform Theatre

Supported by

Iran Heritage Foundation

Introduction

The Chronicles of Irania performed from a Persian rug, delves into a world of myth making, into a land that is almost recognisable. Travel with Khadijeh, our strong and playful host as, together, we navigate through stories to reveal "the truth of Irania".

A fast paced, comical and moving piece of theatrical storytelling told with old audio cassettes, home-made props and finger puppets. The Chronicles of Irania takes you on a surprising journey through stories of great kings, lowly Wazirs and ancient creation myths, violently interrupted by voices of contemporary Iranian women speaking of acid burnt faces, police brutality and the hanging of young gay men.


Maryam Hamidi as Khadijeh

"There are so many stories trying to be told ... they are here, burning alive."

Leaping between playful myths and dark realities this extraordinary, intimate one-woman show bears witness to the painful but exhilarating struggle to understand and to be understood.

"a magic carpet ride into hand-me-down mythology" - Herald****

"a blazingly vivid encounter - complete with carpets, cushions and tea" - Scotsman****

"Hamidi's energy and passion are awesome." - The Skinny Mag

See a recent interview with Maryam Hamidi on BBC Persia

Persian: www.bbc.co.uk/persian/arts/2009/09/090909_irania_edinburgh.shtml
English:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/8238385.stm

Booking Information

TARA Studio, 356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES
www.tara-arts.com
Online at: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Box Office: 020 8333 4457

Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Online at: www.citz.co.uk
Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Dates and Times

Tara Studio, London
28-31 October 2009, 7.30 pm
Box Office: 020 8333 4457
Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
www.tara-arts.com

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
12-14 November 2009, 7.30 pm
Box Office: 0141 429 0022
www.citz.co.uk

The production is not suitable for under 14s.

Company Contact

www.amomentspeace.co.uk
info@amomentspeace.co.uk

Credits

Co-created, Produced & Directed by Catrin Evans
Co-created, Produced & Performed by Maryam Hamidi
Designed by Claire Halleran & Maryam Hamidi
Lighting Design by Ian Dow & Catrin Evans

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