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.
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.