Spring/Summer Theatre 2019
Award-winning new writing from some of the most exciting playwrights on the scene today
“Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here?”
Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…
But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hash tag that matters now is survival.
A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.
Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is a Verity Bargate Award finalist and winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and George Devine Award (2016). She is a Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright.
Directed by Elayce Ismail, Girls makes its London premiere at Soho Theatre this autumn in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company and HighTide.
“Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise”
‘A brave, striking debut…superbly nuanced, gripping central performances.’
‘Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch.’