Black Theatre Live


Paradise of the Assassins

THEATRE ACCORD in association with TARA ARTS presents

Written & Directed by Anthony Clark. Based on a novel by Abdul Halim Sharar

An adventure story of love, faith and betrayal.

Under Persian skies, in the valley of the Alburz mountains, Hussain falls asleep with his young love, Zamurrud. He awakes to find a letter perched on her grave. She is in Paradise.

To be reunited, must Hussain accept the Assassins creed?

Written a century ago by the famous Lucknow polymath and communist, Abdul Halim Sharar, this compelling story is adapted by award-winning director Anthony Clark and told with dynamic theatricality for our times. 

The Production

The production will be mid-scale, and suitable for a variety of different sized spaces, and seating configurations.  A versatile ensemble of ten BAME actors, including two musicians, will develop a ‘fantastic realist’ style of intensely physical, inventive and joyous acting, to meet the demands of this fast paced, epic and engaging story.

Youi can purchase the combined script & programme online from Oberon Books