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An ode To My Sisters
On from 09 Sep 2009 till 08 Oct 2009
All Around Town
by Azmar Dar
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

About: An ode To My Sisters

Directed by Yasmin Gurreeboo and Lucy Bradley Written by Azma Dar

The voices of British Muslim women are unveiled in a new production on tour that brings together theatre, live music and video projections. An Ode To My Sisters is the first production by South East based Images Of Elsewhere that will tour London, the South East and Birmingham this autumn.

Based on real life testimonies An Ode To My Sisters explores and celebrates the courage, strength and spirit of Muslim women.

Twin sisters Ferhana and Aishah have very different outlooks on life, and when it comes to making choices in love, they couldn’t be more opposed. As they embark on their newly married lives the consequences of their choices collide, testing their beliefs and bonds with Islam, their family and each other. This compelling, rich and dark piece of new writing by Azma Dar exposes the fault lines of conflict and unity that lie below the women in one family.

Directors Yasmin Gurreeboo and Lucy Bradley set out to present the unheard voices of Muslim women back in 2006 when they started collecting stories from Muslim women; working with individuals, women’s groups and an advisory committee in order to inform the creation of a new piece of theatre. The directing duo then commissioned writer Azma Dar who has written for Kali Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Watermans to create an original script that they are now touring.

An all female cast of seven including Houria Niati, a vocalist specialising in 9th Century Arabic music bring this new piece of writing to the stage; blending physical theatre, video projections and live music for a truly captivating, instructive and humorous journey.

An Ode To My Sisters is the first show from Images of Elsewhere a new South East based company that produces original high quality performance that gives individuals and communities a voice. For more information www.imagesofelsewhere.org

For press tickets, more information, images or to arrange an interview please contact: Ranjit on 07855 838331 or marketing@imagesofelsewhere.org

Notes:

CAST

Actor biographies are available by request.
Asta Parry – Ferhana Claire Suarez – Aisha
Shaleen Hudda – Parveen Ansuya Nathan – Zubeida
Natasha Ali – Aminah Sakina Ballard – Sarah
Houria Niati – Vocalist

TOUR DATES

South Hill Park, Bracknell Friday 4th September, 7:30pm
Box Office: 01344 484123 Saturday 5th September, 7:30pm
www.southhillpark.org.uk Sunday 6th September, 3pm
Tuesday 8th September, 7:30pm
Wednesday 9th September, 7:30pm
Thursday 10th September, 7:30pm

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Thursday 22nd September, 7:30pm
Box Office 023 9264 9000
www.newtheatreroyal.com

Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Wednesday 23rd September, 7:30pm
Box Office 01865 305305 Thursday 24th September, 7:30pm
www.oxfordplayhouse.com Friday 25th September, 7:30pm

Rich Mix, London Saturday 26th September, 7:30pm
Box Office 020 7613 7498
www.richmix.org.uk

The Hawth, Crawley Sunday 27th September, 3:30pm
Box Office 01293 553636
www.hawth.co.uk

Town Hall, High Wycombe Tuesday 29th September, 7:30pm
Box Office 01494 512 000 Wednesday 30th September, 7:30pm
www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Thursday 1st October, 7:30pm
Box Office 01727 850950
www.trestle.org.uk

Watermans, London Thursday 2nd October, 7:45pm
Box Office: 020 8232 1010 Friday 3rd October, 7:45pm
www.watermans.org.uk

Norden Farm, Maidenhead Sunday 4th October, 3:30pm
Box Office 01628 788997
www.nordenfarm.org

The Drum, Birmingham Wednesday 7th October, 7:30pm
Box Office 0121 333 2444
www.the-drum.org.uk

Harrow Arts Centre, London Thursday 8th October, 7:30pm
Box Office 020 8416 8989
www.harrowarts.com

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