Kara Sevda | Edinburgh Fringe 2016

★★★★★ -  It was a show with such high stakes but both performers brought to the stage were able to find the right balance of seriousness and comedy. The direction was on point and the writer had written such beautiful prose.
— Sanjay Lago, Scottish Asian Magazine

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Kara Sevda was NWT’s first production that saw its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. It will serve as NWT’s first tour in Spring and Summer 2017, visiting festivals in North America.

This is a story about love at the end of the world...

“Kara Sevda” is Turkish for "blind love" or "black passion." It describes a type of attraction that is passionate, almost dangerously so. The kind of love that eats you alive, that destroys you from the inside. Love that makes you blind, that is characterized by intense longing.

In Kara Sevda, nuclear winter has descended upon the globe. The last train south out of Paris is boarding. But not everyone will be drawn in the lottery. When Celia and Rhys find themselves awaiting the lottery results on the same bench, they strike up a challenging acquaintance amidst falling bombs and a nameless war, asking the question ‘what kind of world do we live in now...’ and what happens if they don't catch the train at all?