Mahmud İle Yezida / Mahmud and Yezida is the new production from Ala -Turka, Arcola’s Turkish and Kurdish Language Theatre Group, playing for a limited run in January 2015.
A sacred tree, a chalk circle that no one can cross, Melek Taus the “Peacock Angel” watching over all.
Two young lovers Mahmud and Yezida come from very different worlds. He is Muslim, she is Yazidi, a secretive religion often mistaken for Satanism. Separated by persecution and intolerance, their families must come to terms with the real price of their hatred, and the real possibility of their loss…
A powerful twist on Romeo and Juliet, Murathan Mungan’s Mahmud and Yezida is one of the most beloved and performed texts in Turkish theatre. For this brand new production, award-winning director Aylin Bozok returns to direct Arcola Ala-Turka, one of the UK’s leading Turkish language theatre companies.
Performed in Turkish with English surtitles.
Nick Connaughton, Arcola Creative Engagement Manager: “Arcola Theatre is proud to continue to support the development of our Ala-Turka theatre company, as they continue their transition from a community theatre company to being recognised as an important and professional theatre company in their own right. We are also excited to be able to bring Mahmud and Yezida to Arcola and hope it is embraced by Turkish and non-Turkish audiences alike”
Mahmud İle Yezida / Madmud and Yezida by Murathan Mungan
Directed by Aylin Bozok
Design Aylin Bozok
Lighting Design Jamie Platt
Movement Director Ozer Ercan
Cast: Tuncay Akpinar, Ozan Atmaca, Ada Burke, Serpil Delice, Susku Ekim Kaya, Ozer Ercan, Gokmen Guvener, Riza Keskin, Dursun Kuran, Buke Soyusinmez and Apo Tercanli
Tuesday – Sunday evenings at 8pm £9 / £7 concessions
Saturday and Sunday matinee at 3:30pm £9 / £7 concessions
Pay What You Can Tuesday (tickets in person from 6pm – limited and subject to availability)
Running time to be confirmed with first preview. In Studio 2, seating is unallocated.
Tuesday 6th January 2015 – Sunday 11th January 2015
Tuesday 30th Decembber 2014