Friday, 27 June 2014

Catch last few shows of Arcola Ala Turca’s current theatre double bill: Dışardan Gelen and Kel Şarkıcı


Award-winning theatre and opera director Aylin Bozok is behind this week’s double bill of Symbolist and Absurd masterpieces of European theatre at North London’s Arcola Theatre. Both plays are in Turkish with English surtitles.

The first, Dışardan Gelen / The Intruder by Maurice Maeterlinck, is about a ghost story in which a family is gathered to await the arrival of a sister of mercy to attend an ailing woman: the flickering light, the silence in the garden and the blind grandfather's sense, that death has entered the room. Its cast includes: Gökmen Güvener, Ozan Atmaca, Olgu Kocakülah, Özlem Atik, Serpil Delice, Deniz Gezici and Hülya Ciereszko

In Kel Şarkıcı / Bald Prima Donna, a comedy by Eugène Ionesco, the Smiths are a traditional couple from London who have invited another couple, the Martins, over for a visit. They are joined later by the Smiths' maid, Mary, and the local fire chief, who is also Mary's lover. The two families engage in meaningless banter, telling stories which gradually descend into the Absurd. The cast: Buke Soyusinmez, Dursun Kuran, Ada Burke, Ozan Atmaca, Olgu Kocakülah and Serpil Delice

Ala-Turka is one of the UK’s leading Turkish language theatre companies. It was launched as the Arcola Turkish & Kurdish Theatre Group in 2001 when Arcola Theatre’s founder and Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen led a series of workshops with young adult members of the British Turkish and Kurdish community. These workshops developed into the first production, A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller, performed in Turkish and directed by Mehmet Ergen.

The productions of The Intruder and Bald Prima Donna is supported by the Metropolitan Migration Foundation.

Show dates: Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 June 2014
Venue address:  Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Starts: 8pm / Saturday matinee: 3pm
Running time: approx. 75 minutes
Tickets: £9 (£7concessions) – this show is not part of the Arcola Passport scheme

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