The Kingdom of Fire and Clay by Vasile Nedelcu

The Kingdom of Fire and Clay by Vasile Nedelcu

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Date: 18/03/2014 - 23/03/2014
Time: 12:00 am

Location: Emmerson Collage

[quote_box_center]‘The Kingdom of Fire and Clay’ is a beautiful storytelling and music show directed by Vasile Nedelcu and created by Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani, which will be performed in several UK cities [/quote_box_center]

This extraordinary performance premiered in The Netherlands, in 2013. Storyteller Raphael Rodan,from Israel, and the Dutch Iranian storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani met each other in 2012 at theInternational Storytelling Festival Amsterdam and immediately decided that they want to worktogether on a show about their backgrounds.

With musicians Anastasis Sarakatsanos and Bas Kisjes they tell stories to discover what ‘home’ means to them and to see if they are really sodifferent as the press, politicians and the public opinion makes us belief. In a poetic, strong andurgent performance they mix words with music, telling a new story about friendship and offering a diverse view of how theatre deals with political issues and the personal stories that originate from them.

Two young artists meet. One’s an Israeli, the other an Iranian. Sworn enemies, or possible bestfriends? After performing two separate but highly successful shows at the International Storytelling FestivalAmsterdam in 2012, they decide to combine forces and make a show that dives into their pasts,their cultures and the source of their countries’ enmity.

‘Kingdom of Fire and Clay’ combines classical Jewish and Iranian tales, as well as the personalstories of Raphael Rodan and Sahand Sahebdivani. Words are mixed with music, friction with moments of intimacy.


18th of March Emmerson Collage, Sussex

19th of March St Ethelburga’s, London

20th of March Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

21st of March Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

23rd of March The Cockpit Theatre, London