This play looks like quite the must-see production. And when I started reading I’d dared to hope that Iranian director Kiarostami’s (Ten, A Taste Of Cherry) might just be being staged in London. Sadly not.
Not yet, at least.
But regardless of that his comments are worth a look, if all too brief here. The use of the story of Hussein (Mohammed’s grandson, revered by the Shi’ite faithful) to explore the gulf between the prevailing culture in the west and Islam sounds to me like an experiment that has to be witnessed, and he appears to articulate the political feelings we heard from so many.
Now… when does Ten appear on DVD?