Rich Kids – A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran co-created by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley, was the sensation of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival. Sold out from the first show, it won a Fringe First for outstanding work at the Festival and was due to transfer to London when the pandemic hit. This new digital version, specially commissioned in lockdown, could not be more topical, modern and timely.
The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching. This darkly comedic play is about entitlement and consumption, about how digital technology is complicit in social apartheid and gentrification, and the human problem of what successful and brutal people do with their coddled and useless children.
“In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.” – Javaad Alipoor
1 hour 10mins with no interval
£10 per device, performance link will be emailed prior to the performance
17 & 18 November