Charting an investigation into an infamous murder and, in the process, interrogating the nature of modern investigation itself, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World begins its twelve-night HOME run on 22 October.

A captivating new collaboration between HOME, the Manchester-based Javaad Alipoor Company and Sydney’s National Theatre of Parramatta, the show recontextualises the unsolved death of Iranian pop sensation Fereydoun Farrokhzad amidst a modern world defined by limitless online knowledge.

In 1992, six months after performing two sold-out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, beloved musician Fereydoun Farrokhzad was found brutally murdered. Despite his stature as the Middle East’s greatest 1970s popstar, the case went cold and gave rise to countless urban legends with varying speculations. Presented by Javaad Alipoor, Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World places the saga within the current digital landscape — not just the internet’s boundless potential for gathering evidence, but the meteoric rise of murder mystery content — and, despite a voracious global appetite for unsolved true crime, the grim reality that some worlds never collide.

Tickets to Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World are just £12.50, with a 15% discount if booked before 31 July.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 22 Oct - Sat 5 Nov, 2.15pm, 7.45pm, HOME,
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester, M15 4FN
, Tel: 0161 200 1500, £12.50
www.homemcr.org
Words:
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 25 Jul 2022