Alp Haydar's Sharia Law

The RVT , Vauxhall Thursday April 18 2013 0:00
Alp Haydar's 'one-man pantomimes' are unique fusions of green-screen CGI animation, puppyish audience rapport, outrageously exuberant sexuality and affecting emotional narrative, setting explorations of gay Muslim identity against a backdrop of disaster-movie set-ups, pervy robots and the ruins of Atlantis. Think modern vs conservative, pride vs shame, Shirley Bassey vs Allah… This is the fourth in a five-show run climaxing in Alp's latest entry in the saga next week. In this story, Alp's (version of his) mother – his shows' break-out star in her own right – takes centre stage in a decade-spanning tale that takes in rural Cyprus, BNP HQ, the gay quarter of hell and an imagined Islamist British state. 'The Iron Lady' meets 'The Music Man'…
Venue name: The RVT
Address: 372 Kennington Lane
SE11 5HY
Transport: Tube: Vauxhall
Price: £20
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