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30 March–1 April 2017

Talimhane Tiyatrosu and Arcola Theatre

Bliss / Mutluluk

by Zülfü Livaneli

Lake Van, Eastern Turkey. Meryem, a fifteen-year-old rape victim, is accused of shaming her family. Cemal, her cousin, is tasked with an honour killing. But their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter Irfan, a troubled professor in search of a new life…

In the award-winning Bliss, Zülfü Livaneli pits tradition against modernity, East against West, and weaves an extraordinary story along the dividing lines of modern-day Turkey.

This brand new musical adaptation blends traditional forms with authentic Anatolian instruments. Arcola Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs the world premiere production, playing in London for 3 nights only prior to a European tour.


Van Gölü, Türkiye. On beş yaşındaki tecavüz mağduru Meryem, ailesinin “namusunu” kirletmekle suçlanır. Kuzeni Cemal, töre cinayeti için görevlendirilir. Ancak, yolculukları, kendisine yeni bir hayat arayan professor İrfan ile çakışır.

Mutluluk’ta Zülfü Livaneli, gelenekle modernliği, Doğu’yla Batı’yı karşı karşıya getiriyor.

Bu yeni müzikal geleneksel formları otantik Türk çalgıları ile harmanlıyor. Avrupa turnesinden önce yalnızca 3 gece Londra’da.

Müzikleri besteleyen Cengiz Onural İncesaz ve Yeni Türkü gruplarının kurucularından. Bora Ebeoğlu, Oya Bora grubunun solisti.


Performed in Turkish with English surtitles.

Cast

Tuncay Çağıl
Zeynep Er
Ezgi Erol
Hakan Güner
Serhat Tutumluer
Sibel Tüzün

Text

Zülfü Livaneli

Book & Lyrics

Simon Reade

Music

Bora Ebeoğlu & Cengiz Onural

Direction

Mehmet Ergen

Additional Lyrics

KS Lewkowicz

Lyrics in Turkish

Ezgi Erol

Translation

Ayşıl Akşehirli & Mehmet Ergen

Musical Supervisor

KS Lewkowicz

Lighting Design

Richard Williamson

Sound Design

Neil McKeown

Costume Design

Gül Sağer

Producer

Lerzan Pamir
Tier A £19
Tier A (Concession) £15
Tier B £14
Tier B (Concession) £12
Tier C £10

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 3.00pm

Contains references to sexual violence.

Running time: 90 minutes approximately .

This production contains:
Violence
Scenes of a sexual nature
Flashing/strobe lights
Haze
Loud noises

Suitable for 18+

Press enquiries: Jack Gamble — jack@arcolatheatre.com

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020 7503 1646

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Arcola Theatre Production Company is a registered charity no.1108613. Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England no.5242988. Registered Office: 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL.

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