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A Tropical Breakdown: Partition, Inherited Sadness and Mental illness

Piece shortlisted for Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2012 (amended) My father told me a story, when I was perhaps too young to understand its import, about his emergency admission as a patient to the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in London. It was the ‘50s and he was an overseas student living far from his newly … Continue reading

Saving EH4  performed as one of 50 plays for Edinburgh at the Traverse. Spectacular theatrical marathon and sold out show of 52 back-to-back 500 word plays, from the Traverse 50 and Zinnie Harris and Keiran Hurley.

The Traverse Fifty

December 2012 selected as one of the Traverse Fifty #traversefifty and even sometimes #traverse50. A year-long attachment with the Traverse as a celebration of its 50th anniversary.

All that Glitters at Elements: New Writing at the Bush Theatre

All That Glitters is a tragicomic monologue. A work in progress, to be part of a linked series of Muslim “talking heads”. Rukhsana Akram, a British Asian designer, with hidden shallows, is interviewed after the disastrous failure of her runway show at Islamabad Fashion Week. Her story is inspired by a news piece that was widely … Continue reading