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A murder mystery. From Iran.

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Eddie Mair | 13:43 UK time, Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Nigel Wrench writes:

"The play is Quartet: A Journey North and it's already proved a hit in theatres in Teheran.

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Four actors (all these pictures are by Tahmineh Monzavi) play four witnesses to murder. Each faces a different part of the audience and is relayed to the rest by video screens. The stories are from life.

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Does it meet the artistic requirements of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

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"The art of theatre should represent the best and most beautiful definitions of human truth-seeking and worthiness," the Iranian President wrote in an introduction to a theatre festival programme in Teheran last year.

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On PM this evening, some of the play (in Farsi), a little music and the director/writer Amir Reza Koohestani, one of Iran's young theatre stars. Quartet: A Journey North is on at the Barbican in London, if you're in the capital at all in the next few days."

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