By Leyla Nazli

This deeply moving and personal play, a world premiere from the young Turkish author Leyla Nazli, is set in the turbulent political climate of the 1980’s Turkey.

In a remote mountain village in Eastern Turkey, a father tries to hold onto everything he has created, but everything and everyone seems to stand against him.  Set in a turbulent time in Turkish history and in an area of increasing political instability, this is the story of a father who will do anything to keep his family safe and secure.

4 Stars – Time Out
4 Stars – The Stage
4 Stars – Evening Standard
4 Stars – The Metro

“a powerful piece of personal and political history” Time Out
“Chekovian family saga” Fiona Mountford

By Leyla NazliLeyla Nazlı is part of the Royal Court 50, a group of up and coming writers selected by the Royal Court Theatre in London for their 50th Anniversary, and in this deeply felt play she expores the personal and the political in a most enthralling way. This play was originally work shopped at the Royal Court with the support of the British Council and is presented at the Arcola Theatre in an exclusive world premier, as part of the Orient Express season of Turkish theatre.

These events are part of the Orient Express Season – Click here to download the brochure

Other events include:
Film – Saddam’s Road to Hell by Gwynne Roberts
Theatre – Pera Palas by Sinan Unel
Theatre – Ben, Anadolu by Gungor Dilmen
Theatre – Natalie by Philippe Blasband