Hijabi Monologues London

A Bush Theatre production licensed by Hijabi Monologues USA
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Experience the diverse stories of Muslim women from all over the world – unfiltered and uncensored.

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Hijabi Monologues London is part of an international project focusing on the real-life experiences of both local and international Muslim women.  In a similar style to Black Lives, Black Words at the Bush Theatre earlier this year, Hijabi Monologues London features interweaving stories from our doorstep as well as experiences of Muslim women in other parts of the world.

Directed by Milli Bhatia, the evening will include existing monologues penned for this international project by women including original writer Sahar Ullah and three new works from members of the Bush Theatre’s immediate community totalling 9 UK premieres.

Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed run at the Bush all nine monologues will be free to view online soon.

Supported by Amal – A Said Foundation Project, British Council and Safera Foundation.
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“Nine funny, frank and moving monologues”
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“The stories shared are funny, angry, joyful, poignant, contemplative, by turns (sometimes all at once).”
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Aryana Ramkhalawon
Aryana is best known for playing Trudi Siddiqui in BBC's Waterloo Road and is currently appearing as the Princess of Bhaghdad for CBBC's Jamillah and Aladdin. Other recent work includes: Ode to Leeds (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Glasgow Girls (National Theatre of Scotland).
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Nadi Kemp-Sayfi
Nadi is currently recording for The Archers on BBC Radio 4 and is taking part in the R&D for Adrift, a British-Arab Collaboration with the Symbiont Company. Her theatre credits include Phone Home (Upstart Theatre), Little Stitches (Time Won’t Wait), I Think I Can (RSC), Unfollow Me and Between the Two (Birmingham Rep), Save Our School Dinners…Jamie! (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) and Burning Books (Leicester Curve).
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Hibo Muuse
Hibo studied Drama at both GCSE and A-level and is a National Youth Theatre member. Hijabi Monologues London will be her stage debut.
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Michal Keyamo
Michal’s most recent project was The Welcoming Party (Theatrerites), a site-specific piece which premiered at Manchester International Festival 2017. It used the performers’ personal stories to explore forced migration, displacement and the relationships between migrants and host countries. Michal has also performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, Young Vic, King’s Head Theatre, Arcola Theatre and overseas.
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Zainab Hasan
Zainab’s theatre credits include Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse and St. Ann's Warehouse NYC); Boy (Almeida Theatre); TORY BoyzRomeo and JulietPrince of Denmark (Ambassadors Theatre); On The Dole (Lyric Theatre); Routes (Hampstead Theatre); D and The Boyfriend (Oval House Theatre) and Totally Over You (Tricycle Theatre).
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Ayesha Dharker
Ayesha’s theatre credits include: The Island Nation (Arcola Theatre), A Midsummer Night's DreamOthelloArabian Nights (RSC), Anita and Me (Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Dijnns of EidgahDisconnect (Royal Court) Dr Faustus (Bristol Old Vic) Bombay Dreams (West End and Broadway), and The Ramayana (National Theatre). Her television credits include: Holby City, Indian Summers, The Indian Doctor, Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Waking The Dead, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, Cutting It and Doctors. Her film credits include: Tamil film The Terrorist, for which she was awarded Best Artistic Contribution by an Actress at the Cairo International Film Festival, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, for which she played Queen Jamillia.

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