Based on the book by the same name, written by Romain Puértolas and performed by Hope Street Emerging Artists, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe tells the tale of a bloke going on a long journey (simply put). All kidding aside, Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, armed with a forged €100 bill and a longing for Ikea, travels the world in weird and peculiar ways.
The play considers the themes of self- discovery, desperation and the migrant crisis, and offers a damning analysis of current immigration and refugee laws today. Hilarious in the face of it all, the play makes use of physical theatre, puppetry and storytelling to convey its message.
What’s unique about this production? The EAP2016 (Emerging Artists Programme) creative team have joined forces with a group of refugees and asylum seekers, integrating their real stories into the play. The EAP programme is both subsidised, meaning that it’s free of charge to all participants, and offers a depth of experience as a result.
This performance is directed by Hope Street’s own Montserrat Gili at the Everyman Studio Space, at The Everyman Theatre. This play is only running for two nights, so get your tickets fast!
Performances will take place on Friday 21st October and Saturday 22nd October at 7:45pm. For more information and tickets, please visit: www.fakir.eventbrite.co.uk