Presented by Tamsilgaran

Utopia

Utopia

8 - 19 Nov

  • AGES

    15+
  • RUNNING TIME

    Approx. 60 mins
  • PREVIEW

    Tuesday 8 Nov
  • OPENING NIGHT

    Thursday 10 Nov
  • MEMBERS NIGHT

    Wednesday 9 Nov

Horror of war, hope of freedom

Utopia is a collection of unreliable narratives from Afghanistan where only dreams of escape to paradise give hope.

Afghan director Amir Musavi’s first Australian work returns to The Blue Room Theatre, sold out in advance at Summer Nights 2022. Experimental, experiential and confronting, Utopia cuts across borders and cultures, repeating difficult events to find a solution… a raw and thrilling expression from a young man watching horrors unfold in his homelands and across the globe.

Stagger into a minefield. See siblings demand the ultimate sacrifice. Marvel as families embark on dangerous journeys to escape a hellish life. Juggle your ethics as points of view shift and change.

Performed by an exciting and diverse ensemble of actors, it’s complex, dark and not for the fainthearted.

“Promising writing, genuine performances, and a striking performance style” – Stage Whispers.


Image by Nicolee Fox

CONTENT WARNINGS: This show contains stylised violence, death, and depictions of suicide, and explores themes including war, terrorism, and family loss. This show contains obscured video footage from real events of war in Afghanistan. Contains use of Haze.
  • Director, Writer, Performer & Production Designer

    Amir Musavi

  • Dramaturg, Rehearsal Director & Performer

    Phil Thomson

  • Producer & Publicist

    Amber Kitney

  • Stage Manager & Technician

    Hannah Portwine

  • Performers

    Shirley Van Sanden
    Adil Abdelmagid
    Walter Gotore
    Rhianna Abu Lashin
    Sreekanth Gopalakrishnan
    Cloe Heal
    Amir Musavi
    Phil Thomson

  • Costume Designer

    Fatemeh Jamee

  • Poster Designer

    Sreekanth Gopalakrishnan

  • Marketing and Publicity Assistant

    Linda Renae