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 circulated about a purported edict of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan.
Featured as part of ELEMENTS: a scratch night collaboration with Tamasha and South Asian Literature Festival at the Bush Theatre on Friday 2nd November 2012.