Show with a difference comes to New Deer stage

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Farnham Maltings are bringing their latest show, The Iranian Feast, a play with food from the heart of Persia, to New Deer Public Hall on Thursday, November 14 at 7.30pm.

Join us for ‘The Iranian Feast’ – traditional Persian food prepared by Abbas, his wife and daughter with help from their friends and neighbours.

Part thriller, part cookery lesson this is a story of a family working out how life will be in the future. One that is a surprising, uplifting and a celebration of being alive.

Going in the pot are fresh herbs, spices, sweet vegetables, and Eli’s mother’s secret ingredient.

Sue Robertson, voluntary promoter, said: “Farnham Maltings is once again set to delight audiences as they embark on their autumn tour to villages nationwide with The Iranian Feast, a celebration of the similarities of family life, no matter where we live and our shared humanness.

“We sit in their living room with them and experience a family in crisis desperately trying to cling onto what is dear to them.

“We are invited and gathered to a family celebration and share a small taste of Persian supper together sitting at tables. Wine and soft drinks will be on sale before the show starts and there is no interval.”

Gavin Stride, the artistic director, commented: “This play has been a long time coming. We wanted to make a piece that is about us and the world. About the things we share in common as much as the things that separate us.

“Now, with all of the talk about an increasingly unstable world it feels like the right time to be making a piece of contemporary theatre for the most convivial of spaces, village halls.

“Our hope is that people will feel that they have spent an evening in the company of new friends.”

This will be an excellent evening in New Deer but tickets are limited so be sure to get yours soon.

Tickets are £10 & £8 from The Pharmacy or Food for Thought, New Deer on 01771 644217/644366 or on line at www.neatshows.org.uk .

The show is made possible by the support of North East Arts Touring Ltd, supported by Creative Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council.