So & So Circus Theatre: Backgammon for Beginners

So & So Circus Theatre, Backgammon for Beginners

‘Yeki Bood, Yeki na bood’ is an Iranian saying to start a tale: ‘There was a man, there was nobody.’

In 1976 a bemused Iranian man arrives on a military jet in London. He holds nothing but a suitcase, a complicated past, and a love of backgammon.

Stunning acrobatics and a breathtaking live score are used to tell the story of Roshan, a charming but ultimately flawed man, and his numerous adventures in a foreign and often frightening land. Backgammon becomes a seduction tool, cockney accents cause confusion and the Iran he once knew disappears after the Islamic revolution of 1979.

Looking for

Tour dates: Late spring 2013, & spring 2014

Technical specifications

Brief description of set:
6 giant backgammon spikes, 30 giant backgammon counters, and a large Persian carpet.
Min dimensions: 6.5m wide, 5.0m deep, 4.5m high
Mixture of Recorded & Live
Lighting plan:
Crew on tour:
1 touring technician
Get in / get out:
7 hours get in / 1 hour get out