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Girls at Soho Theatre

Girls at Soho Theatre


First Published 30 September 2016, Last Updated 30 September 2016

What’s it all about?

Theresa Ikoko’s Girls, a Talawa Theatre Company, Soho Theatre and HighTide co-production, tells the story of three best friends who have their world turned upside down when they are kidnapped from their hometown in Nigeria. The girls, Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema, have their own way of processing and attempting to cope with the extraordinary and harrowing circumstances they now find themselves in. The play explores love, sex, religion and a friendship that endures the most unimaginable test. When the rest of the world’s attention moves on, what happens to the girls left behind?

Who’s in it?

Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Yvette Boakye and Abiola Ogunbiyi give three of the year’s most searing stage performances. With moments of great humour and intense sadness, the trio add light and shade to Theresa Ikoko’s explosive text. Bringing to life three very different characters, their performances ring heartbreakingly true.

What should I look out for?

Propelled by the three performers, the play’s tone can change in seconds. From recreating their favourite television moments to anxiety about their fate, the show runs the full gamut of emotions.

What’s being said on Twitter?

In a nutshell?

A provocative and timely piece, Girls is a powerful tale that is beautifully told.

Girls plays at Soho Theatre until 29 October. Book your tickets via the Soho Theatre website.


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