AVRUPA TIMES/LONDON-In the wild and lawless slums of old Istanbul live the residents of Cholera Street. Who knew the well loved mechanic Salih, son of a respectable barber, could land himself in so much trouble?Adapted from Metin Kaçan‘s bestselling novel and subsequent film (considered by many to be one of the most important in Turkish cinema), Ağır Roman is a thrilling drama and a heart-stopping tragedy set in the underworld of Istanbul. Following her acclaimed productions of Mahmud İle Yezida, Pelléas et Mélisande and Werther, Aylin Bozok returns to direct Arcola Ala-Turka, one of the UK’s leading Turkish-language performance collectives.
CHOLERA STREET / AĞIR ROMAN
Performed in Turkish with English surtitles.
“There are many reasons we should care [about the Gezi Park Protests], but Arcola Ala-Turka, powerfully provide many more. ”
—Loving Dalston on Say Your Name / Adini Söyle
“Ala-Turka are a powerful voice for change”
—The Middle East Magazine
Yilmaz Eser Durmus
Arzu Kartal Stone
Based on the novel by Metin Kacan
Publicity Photography and Styling
Veronique et Charlotte
A production by Arcola Ala-Turka.
Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.
Thursday- Saturday at 8pm
Saturday matinee at 3.30pm
Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).
THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS:
Scenes of a sexual nature
SUITABLE FOR 18+