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A searing insight into the reality of growing up in an apparently multicultural society. Read More >

Amir and Ashley are best mates. Ashley spends as much time as possible at Amir’s house losing at chess to Amir’s dad, flirting with his sister and eating his mum’s food.

As the pressure and prejudices of the outside world start to invade into their lives, the cracks begin to show.

Pigeons is searing insight into the reality of growing up in an apparently multicultural society.

Suhayla El-Bushra is a playwright based in Hove. On television, she is currently writing for Hollyoaks and other credits include a feature screenplay for Jeva Films (supported by the Film Council), an interactive teen drama and several scripts for Doctors. Her theatre credits include contributing to the Bush Theatre’s 66 Books and her play, Cuckoo, will be produced at the Unicorn next year.

Suitable for ages 14+



Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/06/2013

Closing Night: 29/06/2013

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Cast & Creative


Director - Carrie Cracknell

Designer - Chloe Lamford

Author - Suhayla El-Bushra

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS

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