Category: Theatre & Dance

Dance
Aşk – a show about love told through Oriental, Romani and Sufi dance

Next Saturday sees the return to London of a spectacular community show called ‘Aşk’ – Turkish for ‘Love’. Since its world premier in London last May, the show has travelled to Australia for sell-out performances and later this year will tour Japan. Written, choreographed and starring renowned Turkish Cypriot dancer Özgen, this exotic two-hour dance theatre […]

Theatre & Dance
Balıkçıoğlu Cabaret Theatre to stage a Turkish Cypriot variety show for cancer charity

A London-based Turkish Cypriot theatre group created by renowned actor Osman Balıkçıoğlu is putting on a special variety show to raise money for a cancer charity in North Cyprus. Taking place at St Monica’s Hall in Palmers Green, Balıkçıoğlu Cabaret Theatre has teamed up with stand-up comedian Ümit Dandul for two back-to-back variety shows on […]

Theatre & Dance
Werther: a “tragic masterpiece” directed by Aylin Bozuk, costumes by Bora Aksu

Massenet’s tragic masterpiece, based on Goethe’s Sorrows of the Young Werther, is a passionate and thrilling tale of forbidden love. A young poet, Werther, falls passionately in love with his beautiful muse, Charlotte. He learns that she has promised her dying mother to marry another man, Albert. When the melancholy poet Werther escorts Charlotteto a ball, he […]

Dance
Aşk / Love

Acclaimed international Turkish dancer Özgen returns with his much anticipated new community dance theatre show Aşk (Love). Produced in conjunction with Dunya Bellydance, Aşk uses a cast of professional and amateur dancers to tell two tales of tragic love: one set in a modern Roma camp, the other at the Ottoman Court. Through Oriental and […]

News - UK
Turkish director’s shoestring production wins What’s On Opera ‘Best Newcomer’ award

A young Swiss-Turkish director emerged as a surprise winner in the third annual What’s On Stage Opera Poll. Aylin Bozok’s production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (pictured), staged at the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival last year, was voted the Best Newcomer to the UK Operatic Scene in this year’s awards. A total of 15,000 votes – the […]