BASED ACTRESS IN ONE WOMAN SHOW
tales of love and nostalgia sprinkled with
based Nora Armani is currently performing her
one woman show in the New End Theatre Hampstead.
Nora performed the play on tour recently in
Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia
and Montreal, as well as in its French version
in Paris, where it will be seen again in June,
September and October.
is an award-winning actress with a long-standing
international stage and film career. She has
performed in many countries in different languages
and she is the recipient of several awards
for performance and creation: most recently
Best Actress at the Siunik Film Festival in
Armenia. "She holds two passports, two
degrees - one of which from London, commands
6.5 languages, and personifies the transnational.
in the 60s, Hollywood in the 80s, London in
the 90s…The Bosphorus & Istanbul, Anatolian
summers, Cairo and its synagogues, Alexandria
and its port, Khan El Khalili and its spices,
Hollywood and its follies are contrasted with
the Scottish Highlands. The saga of an Egyptian
Armenian family unfolds when the actress spots
her old flame, a Scottish aristocrat she hasn't
seen for over a decade, sitting in the audience.
Memories spring out like colourful scarves
from a magician's hat… And the search of one
woman for her cultural affiliations, her identity
and her emotional ties begins. With song and
dance, not forgetting humour, the evening embarks
on an exhilarating journey, inspired directly
form true events and life happenings, in the
short span of 80 minutes."
deft, bedazzling Armani creates textured characters
and substantial momentum."
Los Angeles Times.
Moving." Le Monde.
play is directed by François Kergourlay
of the Conservatoire National Supérieur
d'Art Dramatique and La Comédie Française,
former director of Théâtre Firmin
Gémier-Antony. Lighting design is by
Jean-Pierre Marry of Théâtre du
Soleil and Comédie des Champs Elysées.
are 16 & 17, 23 & 24 June at 8pm at
the New End Theatre in Hampstead, 27 New End,
will be after performance discussions with
the actress on select evenings. Seats are £12
concessions £10. Group and advance booking
office: (020) 7794-0022.
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