[The Cobbled Streets of Geneva]
[The Cobbled Streets of Geneva]
Coming Soon
In The Theatre
October 26th 2019

Part of ShoutOut Festival 2019

​Presented by Ellandar Productions

In the Old Church Room

A heart at war in the peace capital of the world. 

Adham is a silent and brooding middle-aged tragedy, standing outside a Mosque in North London. Waiting. It’s raining. Tea, an umbrella, and friendship arrive.

Two years later Adham’s boss invites him on holiday to “set him up”. Panic-stricken and wanting to bat away her advances he fabricates a husband, but when the plan backfires he’s got to convince someone to act the part…Who best but his Imam and absolutely platonic friend Raushan? The rest is what you’d expect: a call to adventure in the Alps, a meet-cute over antique books & Parisian coffee, a quarrel, and a sweet love with gardening gloves.

From award-winning company Ellandar Productions,Nemo Martin’s [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] is a warm queer romantic comedy about how role-playing new lives might bring us closer to who we really are. 

Saturday 26th October - 4pm (Relaxed Performance) & 8pm
£10 / 8 (Concession)
Run time: 70 mins (no interval)

Please note: This is not a children's play but the 4pm Relaxed performance is open to babies and toddlers and those who prefer a less formal setting.

"It is rare to find a RomCom written for theatre and even rarer to find a good one, which is exactly what this is.” - BBC Writers Room

“It is a gentling of story, a caretaking of truths that invites revelation, and the result is utterly beautiful.” - Jenifer Toksvig

Written by Nemo Martin
Director: Mingyu Lin
Starring: Shiraz Khan & Ashley Alymann
Producer: Iskandar R. Sharazuddin
Graphics: Soofiya || soofiya.com

Read more in Creative Team

Trigger warnings: References to Homophobia, Islamophobia, violence, and sexual assault. 

Click here to see the full line up of shows at ShoutOut Festival

Creative Team
Nemo Martin Playwright

Nemo Martin is a non-binary British East Asian writer and theatre-maker with an MA in Dramatic Writing from Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London. They regularly write on LGBTQI+ representation in theatre as well as multiple-marginalisation and intersectionality. They are a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway specialising on positive representations of race and transgender identity. Their play Pitch & Cologne was shortlisted for BBC Writers Room, American Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries, and The Pleasance’s Charlie Hartill Prize. 

Their recent work includes, extracts of Hold Me In Thine Eyes (Omnibus Theatre) and Aro Thru The (Hackney Showrooms for Outrageous! Festival). Nemo’s feature film screenplay Salted Caramel was long-listed for BBC Writers Room 2019. Nemo also writes viral online games and podcasts, they are the founder of Captain’s Collections, a podcast production company that believe learning should be accessible, intersectional, and most of all fun. They are also a freelance production stage manager. 

@zeus_japonicus || nemomartin.com 

Mingyu Lin Director

Mingyu Lin is a British East Asian director who is an alumna of The Royal Court Writers’ programme and a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She recently assisted Michael Boyd on Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s The King of Hell’s Palace (Hampstead Theatre) and directed Nyla Levy’s Does My Bomb Look Big in This? (Soho Theatre & National Tour) for Tamasha Theatre. 

Other recent work includes: No Bond So Strong by Olivia Winteringham (mac Birmingham & SAMPAD); Before the Wall by Chris Ruffle (Gilded Balloon); Silently Hoping by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (VAULT Festival & Arcola Theatre); Grotto by Claire Walmsley (National Theatre Studios); A Sweet Life / One Last Time by Guleraana Mir (One Fest, The Space); Twenty One Sixty Five by Jules Orcullo (earth. Lyric Hammersmith); Comfort Women rehearsed reading by Lucy Sheen (Women & War Festival, Streatham Hill Theatre); Finding Chinatown by David Henry Huang (Theatre 503); Hear Me Now (Tamasha Theatre & Rich Mix); and Assistant Director on Forgotten 忘 by Daniel York Loh (Theatre Royal Plymouth & Arcola Theatre). Her most recent film, Sandwich won Best Film at the Filming East Festival at the BFI.


Ellandar Producer

Ellandar are a narrative focused multidisciplinary company that produce new theatre which strives to be diverse and inclusive in form and content. Founded in Western Australia in 2010 by Elliott Cook and Iskandar R. Sharazuddin they have produced award-winning work throughout Australia and internationally in the USA and South Africa. 

Ellandar permanently relocated to the United Kingdom in 2017. Recent work includes: Post-Mortem (Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe) and Silently Hoping (VAULT Festival). 


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[The Cobbled Streets of Geneva]