Steven Gaythorpe

19th August 1978. Cinema Rex fire, Iran. 422 dead.

The year of Superman, Saturday Night Fever and an act of terror that sparked a revolution. Who will remember the dead?

Shahrzad, feral cat and teller of tales, pleads with Death for one more life. To have another saucer of milk. To tell the stories of the dead. For eternity.

Paris, Baga, Peshawar, Aleppo, New York, London, Abadan… What matters now is that the names are not forgotten.

ZENDEH tell award-winning, unforgettable stories. Their previous work has been shown at Traverse Theatre, Citizens Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, TRON Theatre, Northern Stage and City Theatre of Tehran. Cinema comes to Arcola Theatre for previews before going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.

Please note: There will be a BSL signed performance on Friday 29 May and post-show discussions after each performance during the run.
Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 8pm
£17 / £12 concessions

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport

Running time: 50 minutes approximately
Recommended for ages 12+
In Studio 2, seating is unallocated.