Performance

VenueArcola
Arcola Tent (2 Ashwin Street)
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
Date From30th March 2017
Date To1st April 2017
WhenThu-Sat 19:30. Sat Mat 15:00
What's OnV1422226940

Bliss/Mutluluk

Bliss/MutlulukT01705115934
Lake Van, Eastern Turkey. Meryem, a fifteen-year-old rape victim, is accused of shaming her family. Cemal, her cousin, is tasked with an honour killing. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter Irfan, a troubled professor in search of a new life... In the award-winning Bliss, Zulfu Livaneli pits tradition against modernity, East against West, and weaves an extraordinary story along the dividing lines of modern-day Turkey. This brand new musical adaptation blends traditional forms with authentic Anatolian instruments. Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs the world premiere production, playing in London for 3 nights only prior to a European tour.
Author Zulfu Livaneli
Book by Simon Reade
Lyrics Simon Reade
Music Bora Ebeoglu
Music Cengiz Onural


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Production details

Performed in Turkish with English surtitles. Contains references to sexual violence.

Company

Producer Talimhane Tiyatrosu
Producer Arcola Theatre
Director Mehmet Ergen
Lyrics Ezgi Erol (additional lyrics)
Lyrics Ezgi Erol (lyrics in Turkish)
Translation Aysil Aksehirli
Translation Mehmet Ergen
Music Karl Lewkowicz (musical supervisor)
Lighting Richard Williamson
Sound Neil McKeown
Costume Gul Sager
Producer Lerzan Pamir
Performer Tuncay Cagil
Performer Zeynep Er
Performer Ezgi Erol
Performer Hakan Guner
Performer Serhat Tutumluer
Performer Sibel Tuzun

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