MEJNUN

Britains Only Central Asian Theatre ORZU ARTS Presents

MEJNUN

Adapted for stage and directed by Ovlyakuli Khodjhakuli

Mejnun a powerful one-man show that leaves you speechless…                              

 Nick Rowan, Editor-in Chief OCA Magazine, Silk Road Media

Praise for Orzu’s previous show Dervish:

****“powerful one man show succeeds   Phillip Herbert, Remotegoat.co.uk

This retelling of an Uzbek legend is an intriguing opportunity to gain a taste of Uzbek culture”- Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

MEJNUN is a powerful Central Asian story that leads us deep into the world of the Dervish and the Sufi, the world where love comes above all. It is a journey from West to East, from East to West seeking greater tolerance and mutual understanding regardless of race, gender and religion.

Yuldosh Juraboev artistic director, actor & founder of Orzu Arts worked at Tashkent’s Youth Theatre in Uzbekistan for 12 years. Passion for theatre and lack of freedom of speech and creativity forced him to move to the UK in 2007. After 5 years adapting to a new culture and learning English, Yuldosh founded his own theatre company, Orzu (in Uzbek “Dream”) Arts.

As Britain’s only Uzbek and Central Asian theatre company, Orzu (Dream) Arts is uniquely placed to generate creative dialogue between East and West. In a world where old tensions between Christianity and Islam are as shockingly alive today as ever, Orzu Arts is deeply committed to raising positive awareness through the medium of theatre.

Performer: Yuldosh Juraboev Director: Ovlyakuli Khodjhakuli Costume Design: Shukhrat Abdumalikov Music: Soufian Saihi  Poetic Sources: J.W.v Goethe (1819), Alisher Navai (15th C), Attar of Nishapur (12th C)

ORZU ARTS

Britains Only Central Asian Theatre

presents

MEJNUN

Adapted for stage and directed by Ovlyakuli Khodjhakuli

Performed by Yuldosh Juraboev

& Soufian Saihi

 thespaceuk at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013

SYNOPSIS

A Western poet seeks answers to his deepest questions about religion and the true power love.  He is in love with Central Asia and decides to journey to the East to experience for himself its sublime poetry and legends, its people and wisdom.

He sets off on a journey across deserts.