Lela & Co

Cyprus : Lela & Co

Maria Karolidou’s Theatre Ensemble presents -in its first Greek staging- the play of the British playwright Cordelia Lynn: "Lela & CO.", at Space, Nicosia, as part of the “Women Season 2019-2021” Project. Based on a true story, the play was first presented in 2015 at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

Lela, a young woman, attempts to narrate her personal story -beginning from her childhood- and a truly eventful party for her thirteenth birthday. The story takes a strange and dark turn when Lela decides to talk about «things unspoken an untold till now, Lela’s story untold in its entirety», a story which concerns the painfully violent journey of a young girl to adulthood, when she finds herself trapped in a warzone and becomes a human trafficking victim. And while Lela is trying to tell her story, some men, who have played a key-role in her life, interfere trying to alter her personal narrative. The act of presenting and owning her personal narrative becomes the core around which the world of the play unfolds.

Through a text, which is both direct and poetic, the use of a language that manages to describe, state, invite, explore and at the same same time dares to experiment between the comic and the tragic, the luminous and the dark, the realistic and the hyper-realistic, the playwright asks the audience to take a journey that will examine their own perceptions and ideas, as well as their attitudes, in relation to the things they choose to see and hear. As the playwright herself said in an interview: "I want the audience to leave the show thinking there are things happening that I don’t see - maybe because I don’t want to see."

Performance Dates:
27 and 28 May, 1, 8, 10, 15 and 17 June at 8.30 pm
and 2, 9 and 16 June at 7:00 pm

The play is suitable for people over 16 years of age.

12 Kosti Palama Str, 1096 Nicosia

Creative Team:
Translator/Director: Maria Iole Karolidou
Set and Costume Designer: Eleni Ioannou
Movement: Alexis Vassiliou
Music Composition: Yiannis Koutis
Assistant director: Yiannis Karaoulis

The ensemble wishes to thank Giorgos Koukoumas for his assistance.

Antonia Charalambous, Yiannis Karaoulis

Information / Reservations: 99784920


On specific days
From: Monday, May 27th, 2019
Until: Monday, June 17th, 2019
Time: See Description


12 Kosti Palama Street
Nicosia, Nicosia 1096, Cyprus


€15 / €12 (reduced)


Phone: 99598796

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