Thriller based on Elchin's original play premieres in London
The premiere of MIDNIGHT, a haunting new musical thriller that matches a darkly witty psychological drama with a heart-breakingly beautiful score has been held in London.
Directed by Matthew Gould, this three hander – with an actor-musician ensemble – is based on an original play, "Citizens of Hell" by the great Azerbaijani writer Elchin. In adapting Elchin's parable, Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe have created a shatteringly unforgettable musical.
Famous figures including theatre critics, producers, directors and musicians attended the premiere. The premiere was well received by critics.
'The full staging of the play is planned in 2016. It is possible to demonstrate the play in the regional theatres of UK which is planned for long-term staging,' said Sanan Aliyev producer of Aloff theatre.
Aloff is a theatre company dedicated to the promotion of new and classic works. Founded in 2010, by producer Sanan Aliyev, to produce and tour English-language productions of plays from the established and emerging independent repertoires of Azerbaijan. This has also created a platform to produce plays and adaptations of classical narratives and genres from other countries in the Former Soviet Union and Central Asia.
Based in London, Aloff promotes the interchange of dramatic resources between Azerbaijan and the UK, and the opportunity to discover a fabulous tradition of theatre-making. A key part of Aloff's ethos is exploring the possibilities of different genres for staging works, including musicals and site-specific concepts, actively bringing together creatives and performers from all around the world.