VenueAbove the Stag Theatre
Other spaces: Studio
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From5th April 2016
Opened7th April 2016
To1st May 2016
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun 18:00
What is currently on at Above the Stag Theatre (V0909222884)
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Haram Iran

Haram IranT01232646709
Based on actual events, Haram Iran is the story of two boys coming of age, and struggling with their identities as Arab Iranians, and as typical teenagers longing to discover their place in the world. Ayaz Marhouni and Mahmoud Asgari, who may have been gay or may have been experimenting with their sexuality like many teenagers do, however, get caught in a compromised position, publicly humiliated and tried in the Iranian legal system. The story follows the boys' passions, one for literature and the other for sports and both for each other. The play takes the audience into the complexity of their relationship, and then the horrifying ordeal of being tried by an unforgiving Iranian legal system. Although the show is inspired by actual events of the trial of two Iranian teenagers in Mashad, Iran in 2005, some scenes are fictionalised since it is not known exactly what occurred during the trial.
Author Jay Paul Deratany

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Production details

UKTW News/Reviews

Haram Iran review
08Apr16: Above The Stag Theatre – European Premiere
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Producer Peter Bull (for Above the Stag Theatre)
Director Gene David Kirk
Design David Shields
Lighting Phil Hewitt
Sound Phil Hewitt
Costume Ellen Sussams
Other Andrew Beckett (production manager)
Stage ManagerLucas Livesey
Director Rhian Davies (casting)
Performer Viraj Juneja (Ayaz)
Performer Merch Husey (Fareed)
Performer Silvana Maimone (Mrs Marhouni)
Performer Fanox Xenofos (Jailer)
Performer George Savvides (Judge)
Performer Sanjiv Hayre (Lawyer)

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