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30/05/2017–24/06/2017

Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city. Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can save up and settle down. In this combustible atmosphere, his sister Samina is determined to make her voice heard…

Bradford-born Asif Khan is on the BBC New Talent Hotlist of writers. His debut play – a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives in the North of England today – was one of six scripts selected for the Arcola’s PlayWROUGHT festival in 2014. Now it receives a world premiere production from AIK (Love, Bombs and Apples).


Praise for Love, Bombs and Apples:
★★★★ “Bubbling humour….with a profound ability to find humour in the most over-trodden tragedies” – The Stage
★★★★ “Searingly satirical…brilliantly observed” – LondonTheatre1
★★★★ “Powerful, political theatre … Laugh-out-loud moments” – Hackney Gazette

Cast

Beruce Khan

Shaz

Mitesh Soni

Faisal

Nigel Hastings

Andy

Shireen Farkhoy

Samina

Rez Kempton

Ali

Text

Asif Khan

Direction

Nona Shepphard

Design

Mila Sanders

Lighting Design

Andy Grange

Sound Design

James Hesford

Costume Supervision

Hilary Lewis

Voice Coach

Michaela Kennen

Fight Director

Renny Krupinski

PR

Elin Morgan


A production by AIK Productions with Tara Arts.

Tickets

Standard £17
Concession £14
Preview (30 May) £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Press night - 31 May
Post-show discussion - 15 June. With writer Asif Khan and company members.

Supported by Philip and Christine Carne (The Carne Trust) and Arts Council England.

Running time: 120 minutes approximately (including interval).

This production contains:
Strong language
Suitable for 14+