The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is making its way to Folkestone
PUBLISHED: 10:15 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 16 March 2017
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The story aims to challenge British muslim stereotypes
A British Muslim teenager faces a conflict of cultures in the return of this coming of age comedy set in the heart of Hounslow.
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl returns as emerging actress Nyla Levy takes on the lead role in Ambreen Razia’s witty debut.
This original work, which was nominated for Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards 2016, follows the typical life of a Hounslow Girl – young Muslim women who wear big hooped earrings along with their headscarves - to challenge stereotypes of young British Muslim women.
Playwright Ambreen Razia offers an astute take on negotiating the hurdles of conservative family values alongside the challenges of teenage life in West London, through her experiences from traditional Pakistani weddings to teenage romance. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl’s humorous approach seeks to upturn stereotypes and bridge generational rifts with a comic yet resonant approach to present-day dilemmas in the face of age-old tradition.
Ms Razia said: “I’m proud of the success The Diary of a Hounslow Girl has had. The response from audiences has been fantastic and it’s great to have the opportunity to tour it to 13 new venues this Spring with House Theatre. As a writer, it’s exciting to see Nyla take on the role of Shaheeda with a fresh energy. I can’t wait to see the show with Nyla performing.”
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl visits Folkestone Quarterhouse on March 29.
For more information and ticket booking visit folkestonequarterhouse.co.uk.