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Quartet: A Journey North
On from 02 Dec 2008 till 06 Dec 2008
Barbican
by Mehr Theatre Group


About: Quartet: A Journey North

This documentary-style performance takes us deep into the motivations of the human mind. Based on the chilling, true stories of two Iranian murderers, A Journey North resembles a cool, detached police investigation. Beneath television screens projecting their own faces, four actors sit back to back and address the audience from their own isolated spaces, offering interwoven accounts from the two murderers and two relatives of the victims.

Quartet asks the question: what is it that makes an ordinary person become a murderer?

Performance time: 19.45
Running time: 80 mins/no interval

In Persian with English surtitles

Post Show Talk 3 Dec

Written by Amir Reza Koohestani and Mahin Sadri
Directed by Amir Reza Koohestani
Co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna; FestivalTheaterformen, Hanover and Holland Festival, Amsterdam

Iran: New Voices is organised
In association with Iran Heritage Foundation and Vali Mahlouji

Amir Reza Koohestani tackles political issues through poetic and allusive forms. He is known for creating work that involves face-to-face encounter, with minimalist staging that serves the words, the language and a smooth, impassive acting style. Dance on Glasses (2001) was highly successful in Iran, going on to tour around Europe. He was seen in the UK in 2005 with Amid the Clouds at the Royal Court.

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