Thursday 24 May
The Thelmas and Ovalhouse present
By Guleraana Mir
Ever feel like you are constantly disappointing people?
Meet Rumi. Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘Coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside) by the rest of the community.
Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque. When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.
How far will she go to preserve the identity she has carved out for herself?
Start Time 7.30pm
The Thelmas are devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts, supporting them to disrupt dominant narratives and create theatre that is big, bold and emotionally resonant. They crave authentic and bittersweet stories outside of the traditional female (BAME) stereotype and socially impactful narratives that reflect society but don’t look to solve prevalent issues. The Thelmas are proud to be a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company for 2017/18.
Directed by Madelaine Moore
Written by Guleraana Mir