Rich Kids

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

The Javaad Alipoor Company

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“Breaks all the rules of theatre behaviour.  Riveting” **** The Times
“Dazzling.  Delves below compellingly shocking behaviour to lay bare an epoch-spanning vision of human waste.”  **** The Guardian

As the global gap between rich and poor grows and humanity’s destructive impact on the earth rampages on, so does the allure to watch the carnage unfold on social media. From the company behind the award-winning play The Believers Are But Brothers comes a darkly comedic virtual experience about entitlement, consumption, and digital technology through the lens of Iran’s elite.

Rich Kids explores the cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves. Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award and created by artist, writer, and activist Javaad Alipoor and director/dramturg Kirsty Housley, this biting new play repurposes Instagram to explore what’s happening around the world in interactive and innovative ways.

Rich Kids is presented on YouTube and also, simultaneously, on Instagram.
You can follow the show by watching on your main screen. Extra interactivity is facilitated by having Instagram on your smartphone where you can view a pictorial feed and sections on Instagram Live.
If you have any questions about the format of the show please get in touch on 01603 531800 or

Important information

Age guidance: 14+

Duration: 65 Minutes

Please note: This show takes place on YouTube and Instagram


This event is Pay What You Want, the prices available to select from are:
Free, £5, £10, £15, £25

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20 May

07:30 pm

£0.00 - £25.00


21 May

07:30 pm

£0.00 - £25.00

Peyvand Sadeghian, Rich Kids The History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, Traverse © Pete Dibdin

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