Cyprus Theatre Organisation


«Hands up if you want a divorce» | Advance booking has begun


From 6 October 2023, Thoc’s New Stage features the first play by the acclaimed writer Giorgos Kapoutzidis, Hands up if you want a divorce, directed by Giannis Paraskevopoulos. Regular performances will take place in Nicosia every Friday (8.30pm), Saturday (6pm & 8.30pm) and Sunday (6pm). It will also be performed in Paphos (6/12), Larnaca (20/12) and Limassol (30/12).

About the play

In an apartment somewhere in Athens, a group of thirtysomethings untangle their relationships. An affair and an imminent divorce, as well as the postponement of a wedding, provide the opportunity for feelings to be expressed for the first time and for problems, fears and anxieties to come to the surface. The situation swiftly spirals out of control as unspoken desires are revealed and truths come to light.

Hands up if you want a divorce is a comedy that masterfully outlines our present-day lives through true-to-life, everyday moments, involving people who are struggling to get their bearings in a fluid world that is full of frustrations and disappointments. It is a play that talks about the love that can come flooding in once we raise our eyes from our mobile phones. The play is full of humour, but also candid, audacious and realistic in touching on issues such as commitment, sexuality, loneliness, faith, and freedom of choice.

Giannis Paraskevopoulos’s direction serves the author’s disarmingly direct speech, highlighting his penetrating view of society. He is joined by a dynamic group of actors, who illuminate all the dimensions of the engaging characters.


Director: Giannis Paraskevopoulo
Set & costumes: Lydia Mandridou
Music: Manos Milonakis
Movement: Panayiotis Tofi
Lighting design: Georgios Koukoumas

Assistant director: Christodoulos Andreou

The cast (in alphabetical order): Andreas Voulgaris, Elena Efstathiou, Panayiotis Larkou, Anna Magou, Marina Mandri, Polyxeni Savva, Nikos Samouridis, Angelos Hadjimichael

This production is recommended for ages fifteen and over.


●Nicosia | Thoc Theatre, New Stage
From 6 October 2023 and every
Friday at 8.30pm
Saturday at 6pm and 8.30pm
Sunday at 6pm

●Paphos | Markideio Theatre
Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 8.30pm

●Larnaca | George Lycourgos Municipal Theatre
Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 8.30pm

●Limassol | Pattihio Municipal Theatre
Wednesday 30 December 2023 at 8.30pm

The performance on Sunday 8 October 2023 will be followed by a Q&A session between the audience and the cast and creatives.

Surtitled performances

Friday 27 October 2023 (Greek)
Sunday 29 October 2023 (English & Turkish) 

Saturday 30 December 2023 (English & Turkish)


Online at
Thoc Theatre box office, tel. 77772717 (Tuesday-Saturday 10am-1.30pm & 4pm-6pm)