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27 June–28 July 2018

Arcola Theatre

Spun

by Rabiah Hussain

Directed by Richard Speir

“Yeah, but where are you really from?”

Safa and Aisha have been best friends for years. They used to bunk off school, revise for exams together and even went to the same university.

But now they’re forging different paths for the first time: Safa to work in the City, and Aisha to teach in Newham.

When London is attacked one day in July, Safa and Aisha feel the whole world spinning. As extremes from all sides take hold of the city, can their friendship survive the upheaval?

Spun is the exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain. Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, the identity of a city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times.

 


South Asian Creatives Q&A

Friday 29 June. after 8pm performance

Writer Rabiah Hussain, designer Khadija Raza and actors Aasiya Shah and Humaira Iqbal will take part in a discussion about representation in the arts, and opportunities in the industry for South Asian and Muslim female creatives.

Free for all ticket-holders on 29 June performance.

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

  • Credit: Shazad Khalid

Cast

Humaira Iqbal

Safa

Aasiya Shah

Aisha

Text

Rabiah Hussain

Direction

Richard Speir

Designer

Khadija Raza

Movement Director

Nancy Kettle

Sound Designer

Anna Clock

Lighting Designer

Geoff Hense
Best £22 (£20 previews)
Standard £20 (£16 previews)
Value £15

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday, 8pm
All Saturdays, 3.30pm matinee

Concessions

  • Students / 26 and under - 20% off Standard seats, or join Young Arcola for free to book Value seats at £10
  • 65 and over - 20% off Standard seats on Mon–Wed evenings and all matinee performances
  • People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Standard seat
  • People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats
  • Theatre union members - 10% off Standard seats
  • School and college groups (10+) - Best available seats at £12 for Mon–Wed evenings and Wed matinees, one free teacher per 10 students
  • Groups (10+) - eleventh ticket free

    Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »

  • Press enquiries: Liz Hyder — liz@lizhyder.co.uk

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