House of Hundred

Theatre (new writing, multimedia)

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  • C venues – C aquila - temple
  • 20:20
  • Aug 17
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Turkey
  • Group: Yesim Ozsoy Galata Perform Tiyatrosu (Turkey)
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


This multimedia theatrical experience explores an old Istanbul mansion’s transition from Ottoman to modern eras, through video art and traditional Turkish music, live looping and foley, accompanying a retake on traditional Turkish storytelling techniques. The play is based on creator Yesim Ozsoy's family history. Galata Perform, an award-winning Istanbul-based theatre company working internationally, produced this play as part of a multinational co-production for War or Peace Festival at Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, with the support from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 'With this play Yesim Ozsoy is executing a silent revolution' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Restricted wheelchair access. Level access to ground floor foyer, box office, bar. Seated chair lift to upper floors (requires transfer from wheelchair). Temple space has four steps on entrance to space. Unadapted WCs on ground floor. On-street blue badge parking bay outside 14 Johnston Terrace. Assistance animals welcome. Assistance available – advance notice appreciated. For assisted bookings and to request assistance in advance phone 0131 581 5552. For this performance space: Seated chair lift to 2nd floor from foyer (requires transfer from wheelchair to chair lift at ground level, transfer from one stair lift chair to another at first floor level, and transfer back to wheelchair at second floor. Staff can carry an unoccupied manual wheelchair up the stairs while the wheelchair user uses the seated stair lift. Electric wheelchairs and heavy wheelchairs cannot be carried upstairs. If not taking the chair lift the space is accessed by two flights of stairs.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Brian Felsen 92 days ago

I loved this production so much. Absolutely brilliant story of centenarian who had lived through the end of the Ottoman empire and into the modern Turkish republic - and also told from the point of view of the house's objects, and even a bulldozer. Yesim Ozsoy's monologue was splendidly written, narrated, and acted, to an incredible backdrop of projections and live Turkish music masterfully played on many instruments and electronically altered and looped. Such a multimedia treat at the Fringe.

Christine McDerment 103 days ago

This show was a bit of a gamble, not knowing exactly what to expect but it paid off brilliantly. It was innovative, interesting and well performed.
"If walls could talk"..... but here it's objects that do the talking, telling the story of the old building according to what happened around them, whether carpet or curtain or diamond ring. It's what the Fringe should really be about, something new and challenging and well rehearsed. Definitely Fringe-worthy. Excellent story-telling from the narrator's various "voices" and good musical effects from the musician. Well done.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

With its booming population, and key position between the worlds of Islam and the west, Istanbul is one of the great global cities of the 21st century, and the site of some of its most intense struggles; so it’s hardly surprising that leading Turkish actress Yesim Ozsoy has a fascinating story...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 98 days ago

Yesim Ozsoy’s grandmother is the great great granddaughter of Ibrahim Ethem. A rich man, he owned a winter house in Istanbul and a summer house in the country. Her grandmother was born and grew up in the summer house, the İbrahim Ethem Efendi Mansion, with her mother and her aunt,...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 102 days ago

Homes have long memories, with stories practically embedding themselves in the fabric as generations pass through. Yesim Ozsoy tells the stories of one such house in Turkey, spanning the Ottoman Empire to modern day, assisted by haunting traditional music from Kivanc Sarikus. The structure is meandering and diffuse, but at...

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The Times [paywall] (3/5 stars) 102 days ago

Chronicling 100 years of Turkish history in a single hour is a tall order. This multimedia piece created by Yesim Ozsoy packs enough material into its running time to fuel a dozen Fringe shows. If the premise is ambitious, the storytelling is unconventional. Ozsoy’s history lesson is delivered through the...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 108 days ago

If these walls could talk, the old saying goes, what stories they would tell. We might not hear from the bricks that built the old Ibrahim Ethem Efendi mansion on the edges of Istanbul in House of Hundred, but we do hear from the fittings and furnishings that kitted it...

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