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The Javaad Alipoor Company

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World


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.

Art form: Theatre
Age guidance:
90 minutes
Sensitive content:
Audience participation, contains distressing or potentially triggering themes

Show Description

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* 2022 Shows of the Year


Artist Information

Javaad Alipoor is a British-Iranian, Manchester based and Bradford built artist, writer, performer, and Artistic Director of The Javaad Alipoor Company.

He has written, directed, and performed in The Believers Are But Brothers for the stage and for BBC Four; Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls, co-created with Kirsty Housley, for the stage and for its digital world tour which included a run at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival; and together with Chris Thorpe he wrote and directed the tri-lingual theatre production, Made of Mannheim, which had its world premiere at Nationaltheater Mannheim and Theaterhaus G7.

Artist website: The Javaad Alipoor Company


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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.