Amir and Ashley are best mates. Ashley spends as much time as possible at Amir’s house losing at chess to Amir’s dad, flirting with his sister and eating his mum’s food.
As the pressure and prejudices of the outside world start to invade into their lives, the cracks begin to show.
A searing insight into the reality of growing up in an apparently multicultural society.
Suhayla El-Bushra is a playwright based in Hove. On television, she is currently writing for Hollyoaks and other credits include a feature screenplay for Jeva Films (supported by the Film Council), an interactive teen drama and several scripts for Doctors. Her theatre credits include contributing to the Bush Theatre’s 66 Books and her play, Cuckoo, will be produced at the Unicorn next year.
Age Guidance 14+
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Weekly Rep writers Suhayla El-Bushra, Clare Lizzimore, and Alistair McDowall are part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class UK playwrights. Responding to the format of the Open Court season, the Programme takes a unique approach in supporting three short runs of these writers’ plays instead of one full length production run.
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