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    Roshi Nasehi presents

    Ramalama Ding Dong

    19 Apr at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12 (+ booking fee)
    A captivating and frequently hilarious meta-comic, multi-media theatre show exploring stand up, sound art, singing and animation inspired by IRL experiences of surreal racism.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 65 mins
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    Content Notice Strong language is used throughout and racist and misogynistic language said by others is recalled, reflected on and poked fun at

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across our Spring Season (April - June 2024).

    “Ramalama Ding Dong” was repeatedly sneered at Roshi by a stranger on a train in 2017, after he heard her speak Farsi to her family. Her friends urged reporting it as a hate crime. Essex police confirmed that it was part of a general rise in racist hate crime since 2016.

    Roshi started to recount the story at open mics and CPT's Shape Of Things To Come. She explored re-telling the story with experiments in stand-up and sound art: using vocal processing technologies to create repetitious effects to the point of absurdity. She added further accounts of IRL racism, realising that while racism is no laughing matter it can be risible, surreal and darkly funny. 

    With support from an ACE Project's Grant plus a wonderful creative team, Roshi has gone on to fully develop this piece, performing it at CPT's Sprint Fest where it sold out, Newcastle Star and Shadow, Colchester Arts Centre and Summerhall as part of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe where the piece attracted very positive audience and press responses.

    Directed by Peyvand Sadeghian. The show also features beautiful films by Al Orange and reflections from filmmaker Peter Stray

    "One of the most singular voices working at the moment."
    Mixmag on Roshi Nasehi
    "Beguilingly unclassifiable"
    The Independent (Album Review)
    "Sensitive and stirring... entertaining to the last"
    The Scotsman
    "A flair for storytelling"
    Lost In Theatreland

    Tickets for Ramalama Ding Dong

    Fri 19 Apr, 21:00

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