Arcola Theatre, Frenzy Productions, MMXX Productions and Matthew Schmolle Productions present

Gigi & Dar

Written by Josh Azouz

Directed by Kathryn Hunter

A roadblock. Two young women armed with machine guns and Nutella. Days away from finishing the army.

Gigi has a secret. Dar dreamt she’d be shot today. And there’s a strange vehicle heading their way…

Well, that’s okay. Nothing ever happens here. Right?

The world premiere of Gigi & Dar – a comic tragedy about what we bury to survive – created by Josh Azouz and Kathryn Hunter, two of the country’s most exciting theatre artists.


Kathryn Hunter is an Olivier Award-winning Actress and Director. She has directed for Told by an Idiot, RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court, Young Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Press for previous work by Josh Azouz:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA, The Almeida 2021

★★★★ “Josh Azouz’s play is deeply shocking and oddly elating” (Paul Taylor, Independent)

★★★★ “A slow-burning absurdist thriller [with] precisely applied doses of bleak black humour” (The Stage)

THE MIKVAH PROJECT, The Orange Tree 2020

★★★★ “Achingly intimate.” (Alice Saville, Time Out)

★★★★ “A poignant, thoughtful piece about belief, identity and healing, delivered with a beguilingly light touch.” (Sarah Hemming, Financial Times)

BUGGY BABY, Yard Theatre 2018

★★★★★ “Cootchy-Cootchy-Christ-Almighty. Extraordinary” (Matt Trueman, WhatsOnStage)

★★★★ “Like a surreal Harold Pinter play, Josh Azouz’s brilliantly warped fairytale, with its images of Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood and a beanstalk that must be destroyed, is very weird and uncomfortably funny.” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)