Yılmaz Erdoğan bringing new stand-up show ‘Münaşaka’ to London

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After a 12-year hiatus from the stage, award-winning actor, film director and screenwriter Yılmaz Erdoğan returns with a new one-man comedy show.

Münaşaka takes its cue from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. First performed in 1913, it is about a professor who makes a bet that he can train a poor Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party. Essentially, it lampooned Britain’s rigid British class system.

Better known today as My Fair Lady, Bernard Shaw’s play has been adapted numerous times for TV, cinema and the stage. It has also inspired many other works in popular culture including films Educating Rita and Trading Places.

Erdoğan puts his own spin on this famous story, creating a two act, two-hour show that he first performed at the Istanbul Comedy Festival in November to rave reviews. He’s added a cool word play on ‘münakaşa’, which in Turkish means ‘argument’, switching the last four letters so it reads şaka, or ‘joke’.

Using digital displays and social media, and supported by his sharp observations, Erdoğan takes the audience on a hilarious, but “real” journey of his life and Turkey, including his experiences at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where he was promoting The Water Diviner alongside Russell Crowe.

Tickets for his London performance of Münaşaka at Indigo are already on sale. Hurry, they won’t last long!

Event details

Title: Münaşaka

Dates: Sunday 26 March 2017

Doors open: 6pm

Venue address:  Indigo, The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Admission: Prices from £29.90 (standing) to £59.90 plus booking fee

Buy tickets: http://www.axs.com/yilmaz-erdogan-munasaka

More info: contact promoter DIVAA Events