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The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

Diary of a Hounslow Girl - Press - CopyFirst there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl geared up to take on the world and coming to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on 12 May.

Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. She recently featured in Murdered By My Father (BBC Three) and No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (BBC 4). The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is her debut play. An acerbic comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16-year-old British Muslim girl, this original work uncovers the typical life of the Hounslow Girls – young Muslim women who wear big hooped earrings along with their headscarves. It challenges stereotypes of young British Muslim women as it explores the demands of a traditional upbringing in the face of London’s temptations.

From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus and teenage romance this is a funny, bold, provocative play that highlights the challenges of negotiating the hurdles of conservative family values and bridging inter-generational rifts with a comic yet resonant approach to present-day dilemmas.

Hounslow Girl is the third production from Black Theatre Live, a pioneering consortium of eight regional theatres, including Lighthouse, that are committed to increasing the amount of Black and Ethnic Minority theatre on the touring circuit. It follows Black Theatre Live’s previous success with Macbeth as well as the recent tour of Pitch Lake Productions ’She Called Me Mother, starring BAFTA award-nominated actress Cathy Tyson.


Studio – Lighthouse, Poole
Thursday 12 May at 8pm
Tickets £12
Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, ATL, Live for £5

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