Ambreen Razia with Black Theatre Live will present this coming of age comedy set in the heart of Hounslow.
Opening at the Oval House Theatre from the 4th to the 6th May, before embarking on a UK tour until the 4th June, the story is told through the eyes of a straight talking sixteen year old girl living in Hounslow.
From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus this is a funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London.
This is the debut play from Ambreen Razia, challenging the stereotypes of young British Muslim women, while at the same time exploring the demands of having a traditional Muslim upbringing in the face of London’s temptations.
Talking about the show Ambreen Razia said: “As a British Pakistani writer and actress my aim was to create a story based on contemporary characters from my generation, and explore how young people of our generation deal with the different types of adolescent pressures whilst trying to assimilate their foreign identity with their British identity.”
The production will be directed by Sophie Moniram, featuring lighting designs by Paul O’Shaughnessy and set design by Petra Hjortsberg. It will be performed by Ambreen Razia.
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl will appear at the Oval House Theatre from the 4th to the 6th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/the-diary-of-a-hounslow-girl .