Layla Majnun

illUMEnate WA
3–6 October
Subiaco Arts Centre
Subiaco, WA
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The Story

The greatest love story ever told

Layla and Majnun is a story of undying love that is claimed by cultures and traditions across the Islamic world from Persia, to Turkey to Malaysia and beyond.

First penned by the Persian poet, Nizami in the 7th century, the story has been passed through generations in anecdotal form. Now, for the first time, these fragments have been consolidated and translated into a single English narrative by US based Farsi scholar and storyteller, Feraidoon Mojadedi.

The Show

Created by diverse artists from Western Australia, and directed by James Berlyn, the show is an interdisciplinary one-man performance featuring Feraidoon Mojadedi. The show integrates traditional Persian storytelling with contemporary visual projections and original music, bringing this tale into the 21st century.

A timely reminder of the universality of love across cultures around the world, this show will premiere in Perth from October 3-6th 2019 and will seek presentation opportunities for 2020 and beyond.


  • Feraidoon Mojadedi
  • James Berlyn
Visual Designers & Collaborator
  • Mia Holton
  • Hadia Fahad Bangash
Sound Designers & Collaborator
  • Tristen Parr
  • Sinan Aizad
  • Mujeeb Khan Mahadik
Produced by
  • Performing Lines WA

Current dates & tickets

3–6 October
Subiaco Arts Centre
Subiaco, WA
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Information for Presenters

Presentation plans
This show will premiere in Perth from October 3-6th 2019 and will seek presentation opportunities for 2020 and beyond.

Age range
Suitable for all ages

Touring requirements
Touring party: 3 (1 performer and 2 production crew)
Bump in: 6 hours (3 tech crew)
Bump out: 3 hours (2 tech crew)

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Zainab Syed Associate Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the project has been supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, a residency at St Georges Dance and The Blueroom Theatre’s LOFT program.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.

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