Layla Majnun

illUMEnate WA

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The greatest love story ever told

Often described as the Romeo and Juliet of the East, Layla Majnun is a powerful and enduring tale of love and separation. Now re-imagined into a solo show featuring Farsi scholar and storyteller, Ustaadh Feraidoon Mojadedi, the show is created by a team of diverse artists from Western Australia and directed by James Berlyn. 
Showcasing poems by Rumi and other poets, this hour-long performance integrates traditional Persian storytelling with contemporary visual projections and original music, bringing this tale to the 21st Century. 

Produced and presented by Performing Lines WA, the show will run for 4 nights from October 2-5th, 2019. Each night, from 6.30pm onwards, there will be a variety of food and activities you can enjoy with your family and friends at Subiaco Arts Centre.

Food & Entertainment

We want the experience of Layla Majnun to be more than just a theatre show. From the moment you arrive at the venue, you will be welcomed into a space that celebrates the rich heritage of this epic Persian tale loved by cultures across the world. Each night, from 6:30pm onwards we will have entertainment and activities for all ages, as well as an exhibition by Muslim artists and food trucks serving halal food.

Come early, grab some food, pour yourself some tea, and enjoy an evening that we hope, will stay with you long after the curtains close.

See full program of activities

Learn to write your name in Persian

Visit our tea tasting station

Get your Layla Majnun henna hand tatoo

Event information

Wednesday 2 October, 7.30pm (opening night)
Thursday 3 October, 7.30pm
Friday 4 October, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 October, 7.30pm

Running time (subject to change): 60 mins, no interval.
Recommended age: 6yrs+
Strict lockout: No latecomers admitted


There is a separate prayer room at the venue. Follow the signs at the venue, or ask any staff or volunteers if you can’t find it.


The bar will be closed during Layla Majnun out of respect for our Muslim friends, so the whole venue is an alcohol-free zone. Thirsty? Enjoy our selection of free teas.


A selection of the food trucks will be halal certified. Have a look at our list of vendors for each night.


Since I know from experience that most brown people are never on time, I advise you set your clocks early as latecomers will be not be admitted once the show starts at 7.30pm.
Love, Zainab – a fellow brown person.


The venue is accessible for wheelchairs and people with limited mobility.


No one likes paying for parking, so you’ll be pleased to know there is lots of free street parking around, or catch the train to Subiaco Railway Station.


If you need to collect your tickets, doors and box office will be open from 6.30pm.


We’ve tried to accommodate all your needs to make your visit more comfortable. If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page or contact us if we’ve missed anything!

Buy your tickets


Getting to the theatre

Subiaco Arts Centre
Main Auditorium
180 Hamersley Rd
Subiaco, WA 6008


Catch the Fremantle Line, and stop at Subiaco or Daglish train station. The Subiaco Railway Station is within 15 minutes walking distance from the Centre, and the Daglish Railway Station just 10 minutes walk away.


Transperth Bus 25 from St George’s Terrace (after William St stop 10089) stops on Hamersley Road.

Transperth’s Bus Services 27 and 26 from Wellington Street Bus Station stops on Bagot Road.

Transperth Bus Service 28 from Wellington Street stops at Hay and Rokeby Roads.


Make sure to allow plenty of time to find a parking spot. Parking is free after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Accessible Parking – 3 ACROD parking bays are available in the Theatre Gardens Carpark.

Contact us

  • Text or WhatsApp us on 0422 212 832
  • Email us at

  • Call Performing Lines WA office on (08) 9200 6213

  • Let us know you are coming by visiting our Facebook Event Page


Feraidoon Mojadedi

(Writer & Narrator – Afghani/American)

Sinan Aizad

(Composer – Pakistani/Australian)

Matthew McVeigh

(Set Designer – Australian)


See Team Bios

James Berlyn

(Director –

Mujeeb Khan Mahadik

(Composer – Indian/Australian)

Lucy Birkinshaw

(Lighting Designer- Australian)

Zainab Syed

(Creative producer – Pakistani/Australian)

Tristen Parr

(Sound Realisor/Mentor – Australian)

Ben Nelson

(Production Manager – Australian)

Hadia Bangash

(Illustrator – Pakistani/Australian)

Mia Holton

(Visual Realisor/Mentor – Australian)

Ana Julien-Martial

(Stage Manager – Australian)

Information for Presenters

For information about presenting this work, please contact our Associate Producer, Zainab Syed

Zainab Syed Associate Producer

Presentation History

Subiaco Arts Centre
Subiaco, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, this project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and The Blue Room Theatre’s LOFT program.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.