AIK Productions with Tara Arts

Combustion

Asif Khan

Directed by: Nona Shepphard

Arcola Theatre is currently closed in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Find out more »

NOMINATED FOR TWO OFFWESTEND AWARDS!

BEST NEW PLAY & Male Performance in a Supporting Role for Mitesh Soni

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).