After my Face-to-Face events at HighTide and post-show at Pilgrims last month, I’m delighted to be able to host another Q&A for this second critically acclaimed play first seen at the Suffolk festival and now transferred to London.
“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 (The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, Iphigenia Quartet: Chorus, Nanjing), GIRLS makes its London premiere at Soho Theatre in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company and HighTide, following its HighTide Festival world premiere.
GIRLS runs for 90 minutes. For the post-show Q&A after the 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 22 October, I’ll be joined by writer Theresa Ikoko and the cast: Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Yvette Boakye and Abiola Ogunbiyi.