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Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

19 - 21 January 2024

In the Drama Theatre

Theatre

Take a dive down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia and murder mystery podcasts in Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, a thrilling multimedia theatre piece at the Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney Festival.

Alipoor and his collaborators have the skill of turning mind-stretching ideas into theatrically thrilling performance

The Guardian

Multimedia murder mystery

An investigation into the nature of investigation, with the unsolved murder of a pop icon at its centre.  

It’s the 1970s and Fereydoun Farrokhzad’s star is blazing bright – he’s a sex symbol and chart-topping pop singer – imagine an Iranian Tom Jones. A decade on and he’s living in political exile in Germany, though still performing to sold-out audiences in Europe. On 7 August 1992, he’s found brutally murdered. The neighbours said his dogs had been barking for two nights. 

Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World is a wild ride down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia and murder mystery podcasts, sorting through the tangle of information available online in a post-colonial world to reveal the limits of search engines in solving a decades old cold case.

Presented by Sydney Festival with The Javaad Alipoor Company & National Theatre of Parramatta

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