Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

Scottish Online Premiere | The Javaad Alipoor Company Co-Created by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley

Livestreamed Thu 29 & Fri 30 Oct

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The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.

This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.

'In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.' - Javaad Alipoor, writer, performer and co-creator

Winner: 2019 Scotsman Fringe First award

This online version of Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran is supported by Battersea Arts Center and Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Originally Co-commissioned by Diverse Actions, Theatre in the Mill, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Bush Theatre and produced in association with Traverse Theatre

Image: Peter Dibdin

Performance information and requirements

  • You will require a stable internet connection, a computer/tablet and a smartphone
  • For a richer experience of the show, please download the Instagram app in advance - available for free via your smartphone's app store - and make sure you are following @shoppingmallsintehran
  • Within an hour of your booking you'll receive an email from us containing your personalised link to the livestream and further information about the event


  • Co-creatorsJavaad Alipoor & Kirsty Housley
  • Video DesignerLimbic Cinema
  • Sound Design & CompositionSimon McCrory
  • Lighting DesignerJess Bernberg
  • Assistant DirectorKayleigh Hawkins

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