Black and white movies, love rebellion. Tehran in 1951, a cosmopolitan city on the brink of change. Two couples, Mammad and Minou, Parviz and Lily struggle to preserve their love in turbulent times.

A tragic thriller set during the Mossadegh era (1951-1953), Death by Heroine explores the lives of two couples caught amongst the political instability of Iran's first democratically elected government and the subsequent Coup D'etat. We follow their love as it flourishes amongst riots and finds comfort in black and white movies. But real life events soon overtake those of the silver screen.

Death By Heroine is an Anglo-Iranian collaboration to tell the story of an Anglo-Iranian crisis.

Death By Heroine was performed for a three week run in February 1998 at Riverside Studios.


Funded by Coutts de Lysle, Arts & Business and Awards for All.