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 told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. 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.
You’ve heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl but what is a Hounslow Girl? A Hounslow Girl has become a byword for young Muslim women who wear hooped earrings along with their headscarves, tussling with their traditional families while hustling their way in urban West London. Confident, young women grappling with traditional values, city life and fashion.
Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is her debut play.
Running time approx 80 minutes.
Age rec. 14+ as some swearing and references to drugs and alcohol.
|Fri 24 Mar||8:00pm||Limited Availability|
|Sat 25 Mar||2:15pm||Limited Availability|
|Sat 25 Mar||8:00pm|
“A high energy humorous portrayal…with laugh out loud moments…it asks hugely important and imminent questions about the struggles of identity felt by second generation immigrants”
— Soobax London
“Witty, sharp, humorous comedy…Razia effortlessly switches between the portrayals of an anxious mother, overbearing aunt or buxom and overweight friend…adeptly directed by Sophie Moniram”
— Theatre Bubble