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The Javaad Alipoor Company

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World



Wheelchair accessible icon Relaxed performance

Tuesday 15 – Sunday 27 August
Showtimes via booking link
Traverse Theatre – Venue access information
Suitable for ages 14+

Sensitive content:
Audience participation, contains distressing or potentially triggering themes


Show Description

In 1992, Iranian popstar and refugee Fereydoun Farrokhzad was found brutally murdered. The case was never solved.

This new work explores violence, digital culture and the post-colonial world. Following double Fringe First winners (The Believers Are But Brothers; Rich Kids – A History of Shopping Malls In Tehran), the final piece of Javaad Alipoor’s trilogy is an investigation into the nature of investigation itself.

“The show gleefully mashes up genres, smashing together the quiet authority of the murder mystery podcast, the intimacy of autobiographical storytelling and the visual spectacle of multimedia performance – while simultaneously deconstructing each of these forms.” The Guardian 5-stars; 2022 Shows of the Year


A Middle Eastern man with short, dark curly hair and a dark beard, wearing a dark shirt unbuttoned to reveal the top part of his chest stands in a dark space. The darkness is illuminated by neon green dots and intersecting connecting lines in a busy network structure surrounding him. He is looking down at an iPad, his hands and face illuminated with neon pink light. His left hand is outstreched, reaching towards the green network.
Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World by The Javaad Alipoor Company. Image by Chris Payne.