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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. Performed in Turkish with English surtitles. Contains references to sexual violence.Performers Tuncay Cagil, Zeynep Er, Ezgi Erol, Hakan Guner, Serhat Tutumluer, Sibel Tuzun.
Author Zulfu Livaneli. Book by Simon Reade. Lyrics Simon Reade. Music Bora Ebeoglu. Music Cengiz Onural. 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.
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