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Ovalhouse and Ambreen Razia present

POT by Ambreen Razia

This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • Thu 30 Mar – Sat 1 Apr, 7:45pm

Running time: 80 minutes

Venue: Upstairs

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

Have you ever felt something whisper in your ear?

Have you ever been led astray?

This block is the devil’s playground,

He follows the beaten and weak.

Prays on those whose dreams have drowned,

And resides in towns which are bleak.

Louisa wakes up in a flat on her estate surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Her boyfriend, Josh’s effort to conceal last night’s events is faltering.

With the front door sealed and no signal on her phone, she realises she is not alone. Is Miles her means to get back to the world and reclaim her existence?                              


From the team who brought you ‘The Diary of a Hounslow Girl’. Writer Ambreen Razia returns with her second play, POT, exploring the landscape of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system and inadvertently impacted by gang culture.      

Age Guidance: 14+

Press for Ambreen Razia - The Diary of a Hounslow:

‘an extremely exciting young talent’ - The Reviews Hub

‘Packed with wit, charm, pathos, empathy inducing observational integrity and wry humour, here is a play that deserves to noted at the highest levels of theatre’ - Purple Revolver

‘[Her] writing is masterful, the acting is sublime’ - Western Park Gazette

'Electric performance, sharp direction and canny design' - Audience Member


  • Thu 30 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Fri 31 Mar, 7:45pm
  • Sat 1 Apr, 7:45pm

Written by Ambreen Razia

Directed by Sophie Moniram

Performed by Gamba Cole, Wahab Sheikh & Elizabeth Twells

Design Petra Hjortsberg

Sound Design Jonny Wharton

Dramaturgy Neil Grutchfield

Stage Management Sinead Sexton

Project Management Maeve O'Neill

Additional information

Photo credit: Suzi Corker 

Supported by Ovalhouse, Stratford Circus Arts Centre & Arts Council England

POT is a part of Ovalhouse' FiRST BiTES series of new performance pieces, currently in development and presented as work-in-progress.

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