Mercy archiveMercy is a dark comedy with a spiritual twist, centring on a headstrong matriarch of a Persian family and her unyielding decision to break tradition. The story unfolds in non-linear fashion and is told through the prism of an end-of-life decision, bringing into question the very nature of the soul. Amireh, the headstrong matriarch of a British-Iranian family is given only months to live. With the assistance of an idealistic psychiatrist and newfound spirituality, she designs her own "death ceremony" involving the hallucinogenic drug DMT. Her traditional Persian husband, Sol, in denial of his wife's fate, finds this screw-ball venture preposterous. A bitter quarrel results in Amireh leaving him. Days after, Sol reports his wife missing, seeking the help of his son Danny. The fragmented family is thrust on an offbeat spiritual journey, concluding in bitter-sweet reunion, celebrating life.


Author: Mandi Riggi
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Archive listings for Mercy

Work type: Play.


Director Nicky Allpress. Performer Andy Lucas. Performer Mandana Jones. Performer David Charles. Performer Adam Sina. Performer Peyvand Sadeghian. Performer Michael Bertenshaw. Performer Louise Young..
27 Sep 19 to 28 Sep 19Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L969817260

© Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK
Listings powered by Dynamic Listing Ltd
Multidomain certificate installed