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4th-5th Oct I 5.30pm I 3.30pm Redbridge Drama Centre 

Writer - Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen
Director - Filiz Ozcan 

Cast  - Leesa Gazi, Simon Lyshon, Peyvand Sadeghian,  

Sound Designer - Tom Morton                Movement Director - Emma Webb          Solace Consultant - Anat Toffnell              Music Consultant -  Sohini Alam                Design Consultant - Caitlin Abbott          Stage Manager -  Judith Volk

Community Producer  - Rachel Fitzgerald

Funded by Arts Council England, Supported by Making Herstory and Face Front Theatre​

Thank you to Gloria Betton, Annie Smol (Face Front),  Dr Mariana Tortell (Domestic Violence Intervention Project) Onjali Rauf (Making Herstory) and Redbridge Drama Centre 

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“My story is of such marvel that if it were written with a needle on the corner of an eye, it would yet serve as a lesson to those who seek wisdom.”

Repetition. Chores. Work. Dinner. Waltz.

Playing it safe. Raised voices. Sharp noises.

 

Trapped behind high walls and closed doors, each day a mother must find tricks and tactics to divert her husband’s anger. She has a plan to save her own life and the life of her daughter. They must weave an imaginary world to escape reality. They must escape.


Our R&D process was informed by interviews and conversations with staff and service users of domestic abuse charities. The scenes we devised and the script by Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen have interwoven the age-old tale of One Thousand and One Nights with real-life accounts of present-day Shahrazads.

Shahrazad
Shahrazad

Photographer Alex Unai Arrieta

Shahrazad
Shahrazad

Photographer Alex Unai Arrieta

Shahrazad
Shahrazad

Photographer Alex Unai Arrieta

Shahrazad
Shahrazad

Photographer Alex Unai Arrieta

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