Alp Haydar's Sharia Law

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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… In this latest addition to the cycle, Alp's 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', apparently…


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