Zaida and Aadam

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by Zaida and Aadam
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“I felt the same looks you know – the ones after 7/7 – the ‘leave at the nearest exit we’ve had a referendum’ looks. Remember those?”

Zaida and Aadam meet in the local laundrette. But people are staring. They try not to draw attention, but against a backdrop of fear, political divisions and state control, they’re both unsure what will come out in the wash.

The pair go way back but recent events mean they’ve got a lot to catch up on. Over the course of their meetings, Zaida reveals her plan to get them both firmly off the watch list but Aadam is left wondering if they really hold the same values.

With domestic policy on radicalisation raging and teachers recruited to the counter terrorism cause; this punchy play pits two young Muslims’ moral obligations to country, family and faith against a desire to stand up and be counted for the greater good.

Zaida and Aadam takes place at Nubian Life Resource Centre. However to help you locate the venue, we strongly advise audiences for Zaida and Aadam meet at our information and box office, Shepherd’s Bush Boutique Hotel, 20 minutes before the show starts. Click here to open in Google Maps.

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Anjli Mohindra
Anjli Mohindra plays Zaida in Zaida and Aadam Anjli's screen work includes Dark Heart, Paranoid, Cuffs, My Jihad, Cucumber, The Missing, Law and Order, Beaver Falls and Sarah Jane Adventures and Miss You Already. Theatre includes David Hare's Behind The Beautiful Foreversand DARA (both National Theatre) and Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehouse).
Danny Ashok
Danny Ashok plays Humayun. Theatre includes Disgraced (Lyceum Theatre, Broadway), The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court Theatre), Disgraced (Bush Theatre), The Royal Duchess Superstore (The Barking Broadway), Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (Theatre Royal Bath) and Blood & Gifts (National Theatre). TV includes Capital, The Five, Holby City,The Dumping GroundCasualtyCoronation StreetThe Tower and The Bill.  Films include: Love Actually, Four Lions, Perfume, The Wasp & The Caterpillar.

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