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Javaad Alipoor’s new show ‘Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World’ arrives at Manchester HOME and Battersea Arts Centre

All at The Agency would like to express their excitement and congratulations to our brilliant client Javaad Alipoor whose new playThings Hidden Since the Foundation of the World’ is due to arrive on Saturday 22nd of October at Manchester Home, where it will run until the 5th of November, before transferring to The Battersea Arts Centre on the 9th of November until the 26th of November.

The play is an exciting new collaboration between Manchester-based The Javaad Alipoor Company, HOME and Sydney’s National Theatre of Parramatta.

It will follow the story Iranian popstar and refugee Fereydoun Farrokhzad who in 1992 was found brutally murdered.  The case was never solved.

It is “an investigation into this iconic murder and an investigation into the nature of investigation. In a world of murder mystery podcasts, Wikipedia and an Internet that presents everything  In the world as knowable we need to understand that some worlds never collide. Fereydoun  Farrokhzad was the Middle East’s greatest popstar of the ‘70s, think Tom Jones or Freddy Mercury. By 1981 he was a refugee: working in a German grocers. Six months before being found brutally murdered he performed to sold out audiences over two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall”.

The play explores violence, digital culture and the post-colonial world.

Seats are available for the Manchester Home run of the play here and for The Battersea Arts Centre run of the play here.

Javaad Alipoor is represented by Hannah Boulton at The Agency (London) Ltd.