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Ovalhouse and Shout About It Productions present

Hijabi Matters

Written and performed by Sherine Chalhie

A one-woman, dramatic comedy exploring identity, culture, family pressure, and forced marriage.

This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • Thu 7 Mar – Sat 9 Mar, 7:45pm

Running time: 45 mins

Venue: Upstairs

Please note that, regrettably, the upstairs theatre is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.

A one-woman, dramatic comedy exploring identity, culture, family pressure, and forced marriage. Hijabi Matters starts with Isha a teenage, British Syrian girl sharing a colourful exploration of her extended family in Syria. Once back home in London she faces an unexpected visitor. The audience become her confidants as she talks of first love, the ensuing manipulation, and pressure to get engaged before her 18th birthday. Will she be duty bound to marry? Or will she be liberated and finally decide to live the life she so desperately desires?

There will be a post-show discussion on Sat 9 Mar, hosted by Huda Jawad. The talk is free for anyone with a ticket to the Saturday performance and will take place in the Upstairs Theatre a few minutes after the performance.

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  • Thu 7 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Fri 8 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Sat 9 Mar, 7:45pm

Written and performed by Sherine Chalhie
Produced by Lucie Regan and co-produced by Sherine Chalhie 
Director Jessica Higgs
Sound Designer Majd Eyounalsoud

Additional information

Age recommendation: 15+

Duration: 45 - 50 mins Post-show discussion: 30 mins

Photo by Damian Szmigielski Photography

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