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Does My Bomb Look Big in This?
Sunday 4 March
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In a nutshell
A play about two young British Muslim best friends, exploring identity, prejudice, racism and radicalisation.
'Oh my days, I’m having flashbacks to when you became a ‘veggie’ for what was it? 2 days? After watching Chicken Run!'
'Oi shut up, I’m serious. The world is fucked man. See. Even you’re brainwashed.'
Aisha and Yasmin are joined at the hip BFFs (Best Friends Foreva) from Souf Weezy (South West London). Reeling from Brexit, Trump and daily terror talk, they’re left trying to make sense of the Britain they live in today. Yasmin wants to reject the city she used to call home, before it completely cuts her, but Aisha doesn’t see it that way. Aisha loves how passionate Yasmin is, but also knows how susceptible to phases she can be.
But when Yasmin suddenly disappears into the arms of ISIS, Aisha must decide whether there is any truth or hope in Yasmin’s new found world. Does My Bomb Look Big in This? exposes the fragmented nature of our society and how far from multicultural bliss we now lie.
Nyla Levy is a theatremaker with a passion for creating politically fuelled and emotionally centred plays. Nyla’s previous plays, Different is Dangerous and Normal with a bit of OOMPH! were both verbatim. Does My Bomb Look Big in This? is Nyla’s first fully fictional play.
What people are saying
'Strong, very honest, disarming, real & fresh voice.'
'I was engrossed. Solid, brave & engaging writing.'
'Loved it! Truthful… eye opening, tackles serious issues within society which need to be spoken about' - Audience
Why does Rich Mix matter?
'Rich Mix has a strong connection with the local South Asian community, which is very much at the heart of this story. Rich Mix brings people from all walks of life. The human experience is what theatre is about.'
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+. Latecomers permitted thoughout.
This event is wheelchair accessible.