Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

World Premiere | Javaad Alipoor and HOME in association with Traverse Theatre Company By Javaad Alipoor
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The global gap between rich and poor grows. As the world is decaying, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.

From the company behind the Fringe First award-winning The Believers Are But Brothers, this is a darkly comedic, urgent new play about entitlement, consumption and digital technology, exploring cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves.

Written and directed by artist, writer and activist Javaad Alipoor, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran invites audiences to use Instagram to explore what’s happening in the world around in interactive, innovative new ways.

Winner: 2019 Scotsman Fringe First award

Co-commissioned by Diverse Actions, Theatre in the Mill, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Bush Theatre.

Image: Peter Dibdin

★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Independent
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
★★★★ Fringe Biscuit


  • Writer & DirectorJavaad Alipoor
  • Co-CreatorsJavaad Alipoor & Kirsty Housley
  • Stage DesignerLucy Osborne
  • Sound DesignerSimon McCorry
  • Lighting DesignerJess Bernberg
  • Video DesignerLimbic Cinema

Behind the Scenes

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