Turkish-inspired new comedy play 2-Faces to premiere in London before transferring to Edinburgh

Audacious art thieves Sara and Kofi are planning their most ambitious heist to date, but Interpol are hot on their trail. Yet things are not as they seem.

This dubious pair employ duplicity in their roles Detectives Solomon and Kincaid to cover their tracks while navigating the murky waters of subterfuge.

New play 2-Faces is a fast-paced, madcap comedy caper set on the gritty streets of Dalston in the 1990s where a group of rascals, who have fled foster care, form their own family.

Sara – who was smuggled into the UK from Turkiye as a child – is the brains behind the big heist that seeks to target valuable artworks, including those by Ottoman Turkish artist, Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid.

Dante – a former associate – tries to push Sara in a different direction by dangling tantalizing clues about finding her Turkish birth family. When their plans go wrong, Sara must make a desperate choice.

Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience, as art and artifice collide, where nothing and no-one is as they seem and even if you know your Rembrandts from your Rothkos, you can never be sure what is real.

Making their London debut, New York-based actors Jasmine Dorothy Haefner and Hassan Hope, with director Jesse R.Tendler, deliver a whirlwind performance across 16 scenes, with eight characters and plenty of cockney rhyming slang in just 50 minutes.

Jasmine, who also wrote the play, was inspired by the vibe she discovered when visiting friends in Dalston some thirty years ago, at a time when newly arrived Turkish immigrants were settling into this corner of northeast London.

With an air of Oliver Twist, 2-Faces combines side-splitting scenes, suspense, and drama against an ambiguous backdrop where family ties and personal identity are redefined.

The play makes its debut in London at the end of July, before transferring to Edinburgh for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Title: 2-Faces

Duration: 50-minutes

London dates: Tuesday 25 July 2023 to Thursday 27 July 2023

Time: 9pm

Venue: Barons Court Theatre, 28a Comeragh Rd, London W14 9HR

Admission: £12; Concessions £10. Recommended for ages 14+.

Tickets: buy direct from the venue – click here for Barons Court TheatreEdinburgh dates: 4-12 August, 14-19 August, and 21-26 August 2023

Time: 5.20 pm

Venue: Mint Studio at Greenside, 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT

Admission: £12.50; Concessions £10. Recommended for ages 14+.

Tickets: buy online from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – click here