Considering this is a scratch performance it is only the scripts in hand that really give it away as a work in progress.
The costumes, props and set seem pretty fleshed out, only the physical necessity of holding the script slightly holding up the flow.
It is a colourful, vibrant piece with darker edges utilising various genres from boylesque, drag, vaudeville and story telling and is based on writer/director Sarah Chew's own experiences finding herself in Iran as part of an arts project during the Green uprising in 2010.
Laura Dos Santos plays Orla who makes the six-week trip to Tehran as part of a cultural exchange to teach and learn about theatre - just as protests begin and relationships between Iran and the UK are getting more strained.
Nathan Kelly plays her friend with whom she is setting up a club back home who leaves long rambling messages on her hotel voicemail. He also plays most of the other characters rapidly switching between costumes and props to distinguish between them.
Against a backdrop of civil unrest, the arts project seems like a frivolity but there is far more to this shared cultural experience than first meets the eye.