A darky comic show due to feature in this year’s abandoned Norfolk & Norwich Festival has been reworked for free streaming.
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran was jointly commissioned by the Festival and destined for a run at Norwich’s The Garage, but was a casualty of the coronavirus outbreak.
Now, together with Battersea Arts Centre, the Festival has helped Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley update the production for online viewing.
The show deals with entitlement, consumption, and digital technology and involves the audience, with viewers being invited to use Instagram during the performance.
“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,” said Javaad Alipoor.
The show will be streamed on YouTube at 7.30pm on three nights from Monday, June 29.
For more details and streaming links visit the Battersea Arts Centre website.