Category: Theatre & Dance

HP Culture
Review: Dreams Die Hard – story-telling at its brilliant best

This is story-telling at its brilliant best. Personal, incisive, at times funny, yet also sad and highly thought-provoking. Dreams Die Hard also contains the best-ever explanation of Brexit courtesy of the good old British fry-up. A one-woman show, written and performed by Rachel Karafistan (whose grandfather Mehmet Karafistan was from Yeşilırmak, Cyprus) with direction and […]

Community
Devrim Evin to star in Kafka adaptation Çıkış Yolu Yok / No Way Out at Millfield Theatre

  Day-Mer’s month-long festival of culture and arts continues with a special matinee performance of ‎Çıkış Yolu Yok (No Way Out), a Turkish adaptation of Franz Kafka’s century-old short story A Report for the Academy.  Created by Turkish actor Devrim Evin and Australian theatre director Malcolm Keith Kay, with music by Oktay Köseoğlu, this one-man […]

Books
Bi-communal Cypriot theatre and book launch in London to promote Friendship Week

  This weekend, the Union of Cypriots in the UK (EKA) and various Greek and Turkish Cypriot organisations, the Cypriot Artists Platform UK and Turkish Cypriot Association for Democracy are coming together to celebrate Friendship Week between Cypriots. The 3-day programme includes theatre performances at the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green, North London, followed […]

Theatre & Dance
Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]