Thu 30 Mar

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

You've heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl but what is a Hounslow Girl?

From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a hooped earring, headscarf wearing 16 year old British Muslim girl growing up in West London. 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.

First there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, and now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, geared up to take on the world. A comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age.

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is performed by Nyla Levy (Like Mother, Like Daughter by Complicite at Battersea Arts Centre, Streetlife at Cardboard Citizens), and written by Ambreen Razia. It is Razia's debut play and she won the AMA Best Newcomer for 2016 for The Diary of a Hounslow Girl at the prestigious Asian Media Awards in Manchester.

A Q&A will follow this performance.

Presented by house. Commissioned by Ovalhouse. Supported by Black Theatre Live.

Venue: Studio Theatre

"I doubt you will see something more moving or a performance as strong from such a young performer any time soon." ★★★★★ British (read the full review)

"This is a sophisticated, moving and often very funny piece of writing, particularly nuanced in its depiction of Shaheeda's relationship with her mother." ★★★★ The Stage (read the full review)

"This simultaneously amusing and poignant show reminds us that behind every seemingly surly and irascible teenager is a person just as human as we are." ★★★★ London Theatre 1 (read the full review)

"A fresh and hilarious play written and performed by such a talented lady that I did not just enjoy the play, I was completely and utterly impressed by it." ★★★★ Everything Theatre (read the full review)

"This really is an evening in the theatre that people should not miss." ★★★★★ Plays To See (read the full review)


Age Guidance: 14+
Running Time: 60mins
Group Discount: Buy 10 tickets, save 10%

A Q&A will follow this performance.

Booking Info

£12 / £10 conc

Age Guidance: 14+

  • Thu 30 Mar 20177.30pmBook

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