Dates and Times
Fri 8 - Sat 9 May 2020 at 9pm
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Presented by Roshi Nasehi
Roshi Nasehi’s personal encounters with bigotry have shown her that, while racism is no laughing matter, it can sometimes be surreally hilarious. The piece is in part inspired by an unpleasant incident on a train in Essex, when a white man in the carriage began chanting the words “Ramalama ding-dong” over and over in response to Roshi speaking momentarily in Farsi to her Iranian family.
Through stand up, storytelling and music, she recounts this and other experiences, which have often been as amusing as they are awful. Its perpetrators are exposed as pitiful relics whose attitudes are stuck in the stereotypical world of 1970s light entertainment – indeed, one of them was a famous so-called “comedian” himself…
Join us for an evening of funny, poignant, revealing and painfully personal reminiscences.
“An extraordinary combination of stand up, poetic electronic music exploration & poignant autobiography. Formally fresh & disarmingly personal, it interrogates how language & its usage can alienate & transcend” – Theatre director, Tim Trimingham Lee.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER
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About the company
Roshi Nasehi is a Welsh born musician of Iranian parentage with a track record in performance, collaboration and workshops. As a child she sang 80s pop and Welsh folk in choirs while her parents played tapes of Iranian music. After graduating from RWCMD she moved to London and formed “experimental, Welsh-Iranian pop” project Roshi Featuring Pars Radio with Graham Dowdall receiving widespread critical acclaim including twice experimental record of the month in Mixmag. Commissions to date include So&So Circus Theatre and the British Council for whom she presented major public Sound Art pieces in Kuwait.