[THE COBBLED STREETS OF GENEVA]
London theatre news: Wednesday 29 January 2020
Festivals - Off-West End - Shows
Award winning company Ellandar Productions unites with collaborators 45North to present the debut play from British East Asian writer and theatre maker Nemo Martin.
Image courtesy Ellandar Productions and 45North
[The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] is the debut play from non-binary British East Asian writer and theatre maker Nemo Martin.
The piece is a warm, queer romantic comedy about how role-playing new lives might bring us closer to who we really are.
The show plays from 11 to 16 February in the Cage venue at this year's Vault Festival and is directed by Jo Tyabji, co-founder of ivo theatre and Associate Director at Milk Presents.
Long term collaborators 45North and Ellandar Productions have again joined forces to present this debut work.
Ellandar Productions, co-founded by Elliott Cook and Iskandar R. Sharazuddin, is a narrative focused multidisciplinary company that produces new theatre and film which strives to be diverse and inclusive in form and content.
Founded in Western Australia in 2010, Ellandar permanently relocated to London in 2017.
Previous abd upcoming work includes: Finding Melania by Denise Stephenson (Camden People's Theatre); ONLY HUMAN: a micro-festival of new writing by Rogue Playwrights (White Bear Theatre); Tiger Mum by Eva Edo (Soho Theatre & VAULT Festival 2020); [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] by Nemo Martin (Applecart Arts & VAULT Festival 2020); Post-Mortem by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe 2019); Silently Hoping by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (VAULT Festival 2019); Multiverse Theory in D by Jessica Messenger (The Blue Room Theatre); and Concussion by Ross Mueller (The Blue Room Theatre).
45North, founded in 2018 by award-winning director Jessica Rose McVay, is a new London-based company which produces theatrical events and new writing prioritising female-led work, unheard voices, and multidisciplinary forms.
Previous and upcoming work includes: Meat by Gill Greer (Theatre 503); Post-Mortem by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe 2019); and Leave a Message by Ed Coleman & James Mitchell (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2019).
Show listing information
A queer British-Muslim romantic comedy.
Adham is a silent and brooding middle-aged tragedy, standing outside a Mosque in North London.
Waiting. It's raining. Tea, an umbrella, and friendship arrive.
Two years later Adham's boss invites him on holiday to "set him up".
Panic-stricken and wanting to bat away her advances he fabricates a husband, but when the plan backfires he's got to convince someone to act the part...
Who best but his Imam and absolutely platonic friend Raushan?
The rest is what you'd expect: a call to adventure in the Alps, a quarrel, and a sweet queer love story that ends in gardening gloves.
Nemo Martin's [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] is a warm queer romantic comedy about how role-playing new lives might bring us closer to who we really are.
Ashley Alymann - Adham
Shiraz Khan - Raushan
Author: Nemo Martin
Director: Jo Tyabji
Production: Ellandar Productions & 45North
From: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Closed: Sunday 16 February 2020
Standard: From £10
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