Karagöz and Hacivat

The traditional Turkish Shadow play was one of the most popular entertainments in the Ottoman Empire. Families will enjoy a mesmerising performance lit against the traditional white curtain, or ‘mirror’, as common sense Karagöz and smooth-talking Hacivat attempt to solve everyday problems, meeting a host of other characters along the way.

Turkish Performance

Date: Friday 12 April 2019

Time: 3 pm

Duration: 35mins

Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA

Tickets: Children £6. FREE for accompanying adults. Please be aware that only one adult (a parent or guardian) will be allowed with a child. The performance will be in Turkish and is suitable for children aged 5 upwards.

English Performance

Date: Thursday 18 April 2019

Time: 3 pm

Duration: 35mins

Venue: 10 Maple Street, London, W1T 5HA

Tickets: Children £6. FREE for accompanying adults. Please be aware that only one adult (a parent or guardian) will be allowed with a child. The performance will be in English and is suitable for children aged 5 upwards.

Performer Ada Burke is a British actress, born in Turkey. She has been performing Karagöz and Hacivat in Turkish and English in various venues across the UK on behalf of Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London.

Karagöz and Hacivat is an educational project launched by Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London, with the aim of promoting Turkish culture and establishing a bridge between students coming from different cultural backgrounds.

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