THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
Co-commissioned by HOME and The National Theatre of Parramatta
An investigation into the nature of investigation, with the unsolved murder of a pop icon at its centre…
It’s the 1970’s and Fereydoun Farrokhzad’s star is blazing bright – he’s a sex symbol and chart-topping pop singer – imagine an Iranian Tom Jones. A decade on and he’s living in political exile in Germany, though still performing to sold-out audiences in Europe.
On 7 August 1992. he’s found brutally murdered. The neighbours said his dogs had been barking for two nights.
Things Hidden is a thrilling post colonial-ride down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia and murder mystery podcasts, sorting through the tangle of information available online to reveal the limits of the search engines in solving a decades old cold case.
Written by Javaad Alipoor with Chris Thorpe
Directed by Javaad Alipoor
Musician and Performer – Raam Emami
Composer and Performer – Me-Lee Hay
Dramaturg – Chris Thorpe
Co-created by Natalie Diddams
Design by Ben Brockman
Video Design by Limbic Cinema
Lighting Design by Jess Bernburg