Roshi Nasehi’s personal encounters with bigotry have shown her that, while racism is no laughing matter, it can sometimes be surreally hilarious. The piece is in part inspired by an unpleasant incident on a train in Essex, when a white man in the carriage began chanting the words “Ramalama ding-dong” over and over in response to Roshi speaking momentarily in Farsi to her Iranian family.
Through stand up, storytelling and music, she recounts this and other experiences, which have often been as amusing as they are awful. Its perpetrators are exposed as pitiful relics whose attitudes are stuck in the stereotypical world of 1970s light entertainment – indeed, one of them was a famous so-called “comedian” himself…
Join us for an evening of funny, poignant, revealing and painfully personal reminiscences.