Tamám Shud

By Thomas Jancis

Mon, 01 April, 2024 — Sat, 06 April, 2024

Directed by André Agius

Tamám Shud

Written in the style of Alan Bennett, Tamám Shud is a darkly comedic drama inspired by the real-life unresolved murder of the ‘Somerton Man’.

Keene is an unremarkable man who worries about buying good slippers but is willing to kill to protect the interests of the British Government.

When Keene is pestered by a fellow spy about whether the Persian phrase ‘Tamám Shud’ means anything to him, he takes a trip down memory lane to answer the questions…

“Did I know about it? Did I know who the Somerton Man was?”

Co-presented with Ayr Gaiety.   


THOMAS JANCIS is a writer and performer who works mainly in Interactive and Immersive Theatre.

He has an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from RCSSD in London. His credits include performing with Parabolic Theatre, writing for Immercity and being nominated for a Total Theatre Award for innovation with the relational theatre group The Butlers. Most recently he co-created and performed the AR Immersive show Circus in a Bottle about the history of British Circus. He is a cast member of the online RPG group Roll Together and hosts their chat show Talk Together and puzzle dungeon Talking is a Free Action.

ANDRÉ AGIUS is an Edinburgh-based Maltese Director who holds an MFA in Directing at Edinburgh Napier University. For A Play, A Pie and A Pint, he directed Impromptu at Òran Mór by Morna Pearson after Molière and has also been an Assistant Director and Associate Director. He was the Artistic Director of the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Scotland Through Time productions and directed Utter Filth at Traverse Theatre.

André has also been Assistant Productor of the Wonder Festival and will be the Associate Director to Wils Wilson on David Greig’s Two Sisters at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. In 2024, André will direct Yazmina Reza's God of Carnage at Malta's national theatre.

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