Charsoo Theatre presented Mohammad Yaghoubi's 'Drought & Lies' for the first time in Australia, directed by Ali Shadkami

'Drought and Lies' is a play by Mohammad Yaghoubi, Iranian award-winning playwright, and director. This play has had a number of successful performances in Iran and other countries such as Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Canada and the US and has won numerous awards.
The main theme for 'Drought and Lies' is lying and its consequence’s in everyday life specifically in marital relationships.


Charsoo Drama Group has produced this play for the first time in Australia. It went on stage on 3 & 4 March 2017 at Monkey Baa Theatre (Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre) in Darling Harbour, Sydney


This play was in Persian and English surtitles ran along the performance for non-Persian speaking audiences.

Address: Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Director: Ali Shadkami

Set Design: Salar M.Hosseini 

Light and Sound Design: Yaser Narimani



Arash: Navid Ghasemi

Ala: Pegah Panah              

Omid: Baha Jamali                

Mitra: Maedeh Timajchi    

Production Manager: Yaser Narimani
Assistant Director: Hamed Masteri 
Stage Manager: Ehsan Aliverdi
Costume Design: Nina Hosseini 
Video and Photo: Shiva Mokri, Amir Habibi 
English Translation: Nina Hosseini 
Logo and Typography: Mehdi Lashgari

Address: Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000

About Mohammad Yaghoubi

MOHAMMAD YAGHOUBI is an award-winning playwright, director and screenwriter living now in Toronto, Canada.

Plays include Drought & Lies, A Moment of Silence, Writing in the Dark, Moon on the Water, The One Only Possible Way, Geraniums, Red and the Rest, Dance of Torn Papers, Winter 1998, and The Pillowman (Martin McDonagh). A few of his honours and awards include: The National Theatre Critics Society Award for Outstanding Play, Drought & Lies; First place winner of the Iranian Playwrights Society and third place winner of the New Play Contest in Toronto Fringe Festival 2016 for Outstanding Writing, A Moment of Silence, performed in Washington and California, USA; it is also translated into French and staged reading in Brussels Belgium by Théâtre de Poche (2014); The National Theatre Critics Society Award for Outstanding Writing, Geraniums; and The National Theatre Critics Society Award for Outstanding Direction, Dance of Torn Papers​

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