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Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

When

Friday 19 January from 8pm to 9:30pm Saturday 20 January from 3pm to 4:30pm Saturday 20 January from 8pm to 9:30pm Sunday 21 January from 1pm to 2:30pm Sunday 21 January from 6pm to 7:30pm

Cost

Starting from: $59

The multimedia murder mystery you've never heard of

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.

After its previews at Sydney Festival 2022, this riveting multimedia theatre experience returns this Summer.  

Audience will need to connect to Sydney Opera House wifi as part of the show. 

★★★★★ "Alipoor and his collaborators have the skill of turning mind-stretching ideas into theatrically thrilling performance." – The Guardian

Audio Described performance on Sunday 21 January at 1pm

Visit the Sydney Festival website for all the details!

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