We’re delighted to be presenting two phenomenal international shows online as part of Cork Midsummer Festival this coming June – The Javaad Alipoor Company’s Rich Kids: A History Of Shopping Malls in Tehran on 16 & 17 June and Ontroerend Goed’s TM on 24 June.
Rich Kids: A History Of Shopping Malls in Tehran
16 & 17 June | 8PM | €10
As the global gap between rich and poor grows and humanity’s destructive impact on the earth rampages on, so does the allure to watch the carnage unfold on social media. From the company behind the award-winning play The Believers Are But Brothers comes a darkly comedic virtual experience about entitlement, consumption, and digital technology through the lens of Iran’s elite. Rich Kids explores the cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves.
Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award and co-created by artist, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor and dramaturg/director Kirsty Housley, this biting new play repurposes Instagram to explore what’s happening around the world in interactive and innovative ways.
This online version of Rich Kids is presented on YouTube and also, simultaneously, on Instagram. You can follow the show by watching on your main screen. Extra interactivity is facilitated by having Instagram on your smartphone where you can view a pictorial feed and sections on Instagram Live.
You will need an internet connection, a computer/tablet and a smartphone. For a richer experience of the show, please download the Instagram app in advance and ensure you are following @shoppingmallsintehran
24 June | All Day (30 – 45 Minute Time Slots) | €10
TM is a new digital experience created by acclaimed Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed. Made in collaboration with theatres from across the world, this is a live interactive one-to-one experience exploring media manipulation, populist ideology and conspiracy theories.
“We have fallen upon evil times and the world has become very old and wicked.
Politics are very corrupt. Children are no longer respectful to their parents.”
King Naram Sin of Chaldea – 3800 BC
Today, a secret cell of our movement has executed a successful worldwide operation.
We hold the victory in our hands and our overwhelming march is on the rise.
We will triumph and fight the infidels. Our brothers and sisters are among you.
We are many. We are global. We are TM.