9, 10, 11 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Presented by Ambreen Razia & House Theatre
Commissioned by Ovalhouse
Written by Ambreen Razia
Directed by Sophie Moniram
Performed by Nyla Levy
First there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, and now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, geared up to take on the world. A comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age.
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this is a funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London.
You've heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl but what is a Hounslow Girl? A Hounslow Girl has become a byword for young Muslim women who wear hooped earrings along with their headscarves, tussling with their traditional families while hustling their way in urban West London. Confident, young women grappling with traditional values, city life and fashion.
Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is her debut play. Ambreen recently featured in: Murdered By My Father (BBC Three) and No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (BBC 4 / Perth Festival Australia) and The Raz and Deep Show (The Wall of Comedy).
Nyla Levy studied acting at the University of Leeds. Theatre credits include: Complicite’s: Like Mother, Like Daughter (Battersea Arts Centre), Streetlife (Cardboard Citizens), 100 Stories (Hackney Empire), Different is Dangerous (Nottingham Playhouse & National UK Tour).
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