In 1976 the best ever Polish football team played against arguably the best ever Iranian football team in the Montreal Olympics. This match featured the world renowned players Tomaszewski, Lato and Deyna for Poland as well as for Iran the great Ali Parvin nicknamed "The Sultan". Such a clash of talent led to a memorable game with Poland edging to a 3-2 win.

In a humorous performance, Chris Dobrowolski and Mehrdad Seyf discuss football, revolution, swimming chess, love and Subbuteo aided by footage from the match and stills of their family histories from the present day to the WWII.

Poland 3 Iran 2 truly captures how much two people from seemingly completely different backgrounds have both in common both locally and internationally

"Pitch-perfect... a tender cross between a performance lecture, football match, slideshow and art installation, performers Mehrdad Seyf and Chris Dobrowolski completely won over a packed Ipswich pub of children and adults alike."
Whatsonstage  

"Poland 3 Iran 2 was one of the best things I've seen this year." 
Andrew Haydon, Theatre Editor for Culture Wars

 

 

Poland 3 Iran 2 has been performed in the following venues:

Edinburgh 10:

The Pleasance at Thistle Street Bar


National tour 2011:

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

The Nightingale, Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton

South Hill park, Bracknell

The Hawth, Crawley

South Street Theatre, reading

The Hat Factory, Luton

The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts centre, Taunton

oynbee Studios, London

Hatch @ Neat 11: Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival

 

International:

Teatromania Festival, Bytom, Poland

Ricksteatern, National Touring Theatre of Sweden, Stockholm

Amsterdam Fringe, Fringe Tent, Amsterdam

 

Overview

Funded by Arts Council England, Polish Cultural Institute, Escalator East to Edinburgh, Iran Heritage Foundation, British Council Amsterdam and The Amsterdam Fringe. Supported by Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Colchester.