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Rich Kids: A History Of Shopping Malls In Tehran

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta with The Javaad Alipoor Company | REWIRE 2023

Rich Kids: A History Of Shopping Malls In Tehran

In an interactive digital presentation – part onscreen, and partly in your hand on mobile.

While the majority of Iranians live under an oppressive dictatorship, the children of the country’s elite live out their excessive and extravagant lifestyles on social media. Come and dive into a world of drug-fuelled parties, fast cars, and hyper-consumerism.

Like any late-night internet binge, we start by scrolling through Instagram, but before we know it, we are taken on a whirlwind journey from revolution, to imperialism, to the entropy of the universe. It is darkly comedic and deeply revealing.

Winner of the 2019 Scotsman Fringe First Award, Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran is Javaad Alipoor’s unique digital storytelling at its best.


  • Co-created by Javaad Alipoor & Kristy Housley
  • Performers Javaad Alipoor & Peyvand Sadeghlan
  • Video Designers Thom Buttery & Tom Newell for Limbic Cinema
  • Sound Designer Simon McCorry
  • Lighting Designer Jess Bernberg
  • Production Management Dom Baker for The Production Family

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $39
  • Senior $35
  • Concession $35
  • Group (10 or more) $33
  • Student $35
  • Child $25


The Open House

Venue Address

Geelong Arts Centre

81 Ryrie St


70 minutes, no interval.

Audience Requirements

Combining digital theatre and a live Instagram feed, the audience participates through Instagram. Patrons will need a smart phone and capacity to connect to the internet whilst in the theatre.


All e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the performance.