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A Reason to Talk ()

Produced by

Big in Belgium and Kunstz and KVS The Royal Flemish Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Theatre Royal Plymouth and Why Not Theatre

Playwright: Sachli Gholamalizad


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


May 6th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016


Is it a story of extremes, of bi-cultural upbringing, or is it simply the story of all mothers and daughters? Sachli Gholamalizad, a young Belgian actress of Iranian descent, questions her troubled relationship with her mother. Fusing together recordings, diary excerpts, memories, novels and soundscapes from both Belgium and Iran, Sachli dives into her family’s history and the contradictions in the lives of these three women, confronting both her mother and grandmother in a thrilling and unruly multi-media performance. (


Sachli Gholamalizad Performer

Creative Team

Sachli Gholamalizad Playwright
Steven Brys Sound Designer
Steven Brys Video Designer


Richard Jordan Producer