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The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

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Don’t miss Ambreen Razia’s The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, a funny, deeply moving coming-of-age story, starring Nyla Levy.

Told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim girl growing up in west London, this funny, bold, provocative play highlights the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family alongside the temptations and influences of London.

You've heard of an Essex girl but what is a Hounslow girl? This term has become a byword for young Muslim women who wear hooped earrings along with their headscarves, tussling with their traditional families while hustling their way in urban west London.

Commissioned by Ovalhouse, and supported by Black Theatre Live and House Theatre.

In partnership with Amal – A Saïd Foundation Project

Smart, astute and funny ★★★★
The Stage
I doubt you will see something more moving or a performance so strong for such a young performer any time soon ★★★★★
British Theatre


Ambreen Razia writer
Nyla Levy performer
Sophie Moniram director
Petra Hjortsberg designer
Paul O'Shaughnessy lighting designer
Jonny Wharton sound design
Rosa McRae voicework
Neil Grutchfield dramaturgy
Amber Taylor stage manager
Maeve O'Neill producer

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 14+

Bring a group: a 20% discount is applied to your basket when you book six or more standard tickets.