THE CHRONICLES OF IRANIA
By Maryam Hamidi & Catrin Evans
‘Oh hello, you are already here. You are very welcome. You are my guest and I am happy for this, but I must ask… Are you a spy?’
Let your host Khadijeh take you on a journey to a mystical place where truths, half-truths and un-truths circulate. Leaping between playful myths and dark realities The Chronicles of Irania is an extraordinary one-woman show that bears witness to the painful but exhilarating struggle to understand and to be understood.
‘A blazingly vivid encounter — with carpets, cushions and tea’
★★★★ The Scotsman
Performed on a Persian rug this is a fast paced, comical and moving piece of theatrical storytelling told with old audio cassettes, home-made props and finger puppets. The Chronicles of Irania takes you on a surprising journey through stories of great kings, lowly wazirs and ancient creation myths, violently interrupted by voices of contemporary Iranian women speaking of acid burnt faces, police brutality and the hanging of young gay men.
‘Should be seen across the country and beyond’
Runner-up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at 2009‘s Edinburgh Fringe Festival
First developed for The Arches in 2008, A Moment’s Peace went on to re-develop the show and tour it throughout the UK in 2009 and again in 2011.
MacRobert Hall, Tarland; Woodend Barn, Banchory;
Tullynessle and Forbes Hall, Tullynessle
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Tara Arts Studio, London;
Platform, Easterhouse; Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
The Arches, Glasgow
A Moment's Peace became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in May 2013. Our Charity Number is SC044000.