03 Sep 2021 - 03 Sep 2021

Almeida For Free

Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia For Free

By JOSH AZOUZ

Directed By ELEANOR RHODE

Running Time: Approx. 2 Hours & 30 Mins, Incl. an interval

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production information

This free performance is exclusively for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free.

Four Stars New
"A dazzlingly talented play"

Independent

"A brave, hilarious and singular play. Adrian Edmondson gives a superb performance"
Time Out

“Spain was our home until it wasn’t,
Russia was our home until it wasn’t,
Germany was our home until it wasn’t,
France was our home until it wasn’t,
Tunisia was our home...”

1943. Four months into the Nazi occupation of Tunisia. Two couples – one Muslim and one Jewish – are trying to survive war and marriage, and save themselves from a Nazi named Grandma.

Eleanor Rhode directs the world premiere of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia – a vivid, brutally comic and heartbreaking new play by Josh Azouz about home, identity, and survival.

Josh Azouz’s plays include The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theatre and Yard Theatre) and Buggy Baby (Yard Theatre). Eleanor Rhode has recently directed Rust (Bush Theatre/HighTide), King John (RSC) and Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe).

The Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund has supported Josh Azouz on the development of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia.
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Dates & Tickets

Unfortunately this performances is sold out. Keep checking back for online returns. We will also have tickets available on the day. For the chance to get one of these free tickets, please join the queue at the theatre from half an hour before the performance.

Friday 3 September 7.30pm
Tickets are free and exclusive to those aged 25 and under, limited to 2 per person. Please bring proof of age to the performance.

Captioned & Audio Described
This performance will be Captioned and Audio Described. To book and for further information please contact the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

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ALMEIDA FOR FREE WORKSHOPS

Directing Masterclass with Eleanor Rhode
A practical directing masterclass focussed on her approach to building a play using Josh Azouz’s Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia. More info>

Playwriting Masterclass with Josh Azouz
A practical session focussed on his approach to using the personal and political to shape and construct a story. More info>

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Theatre includes: The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theatre & The Yard); Mrs. Camel (Young Vic); Buggy Baby (The Yard); Victoria's Knickers (National Youth Theatre/ Soho Theatre); 10,000 Smarties (Three Streets Productions/ Oxford Festival Of the Arts).

TV includes: The Night After (BBC/ Century Films/ Headlong); The Box (NENT Group).

Radio includes: The Mikvah Project (Lockdown Theatre Festival on BBC Radio 4).

Theatre as a director includes: Come in! Sit Down! (Kiln Theatre / Muslim Jewish Theatre Company); The Man Who Almost Killed Himself (Summerhall, Edinburgh/ Odeon cinemas/ BBC iPlayer); On Dis Ting (Oval House).

Additional information

Contains smoking (of herbal cigarettes) as well as references to, and depictions of violence. Recommended for ages 14+.

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an interval. Find out more about our running times here.

Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

Cast & Creatives

By Josh Azouz
Direction Eleanor Rhode
Design Max Johns
Light Jess Bernberg
Sound David Gregory
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG
Assistant Director Sepy Baghaei

Cast
Adrian Edmondson
Laura Hanna
Ethan Kai
Pierro Niel-Mee
Yasmin Paige
Daniel Rainford

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