My Dutiful Laundrette is written by MUJU member and broadcaster Yasmeen Khan and will be performed by the MUJU Crew.
Samina is desperate to hold on to Suds, her parents’ dilapidated laundrette. With a buyer in the bag, her brother can’t wait to sell, but a failed musician and a persistent customer are getting in the way. As Samina battles her brother to keep Suds, she also has a decision to make about her own future. A play about love, loss and laundry, My Dutiful Laundrette explores what adapting to survive means for both the high street and tradition.
Yasmeen Khan is a freelance broadcaster, writer and performing member of MUJU. She presents documentaries for BBC Radio 4, often focussing on British Asian issues. In 2011 she made her Edinburgh festival début as one half of comedy sketch duo Asian Provocateurs. In 2011 her first play Reputation had a rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre as part of Kali Theatre’s Talkback programme of new writing. Yasmeen has also participated in the Royal Court’s Critical Mass programme.
Director Alexander Summers has trained at the Finborough Theatre, with Cheek by Jowl, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Old Vic and National Theatre Studio. His credits include Otherwise Went Well, Waterloo East Theatre (Old Vic New Voices’ Ignite project), Family Party, Jersey Arts Trust’s New Plays Project with Old Vic New Voices and Extra Ordinary & People by Laura Wade, Finborough Theatre.
Flirting With Faith will be performed by the MUJU Upstarts, MUJU’s platform for those with less experience of devising and performing. MUJU Upstarts helps nurture new talent in the Muslim and Jewish communities.
Trying to find love in a metropolis is hard. Trying to find someone of faith is even harder. In Flirting With Faith MUJU Upstarts take a fun and thoughtful look at the dating game, culminating in a uniquely modern Vaudeville experience. Come on you’ve pulled, but remember to keep the chat halal and the dress kosher…Flirting With Faith is MUJU Upstarts second work and has been devised by the group with director Waleed Akhtar.
Waleed Akhtar is an actor and director. His acting credits include Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Kudos Films), Law and Order UK (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Black i (Oval theatre/Kali), and Betrayed (Tron Theatre). As a director his UK Film Council short ‘Lost Paradise’ was nominated for the Satyajit Ray Award and given special mention at Malta film festival.
MUJU brings Muslim and Jews together through a collaborative process and a shared passion for creating art. Resident at the Tricycle Theatre, MUJU have been devising and performing since 2003 and have built a reputation for high quality devising, championing new writing and sketch comedy. Their last production, Extreme Prevention, a comedy sketch show about extremism, played to sold-out audiences in London and Brighton. Please see www.muju.org.uk
2-5 April 2012, 7.30pm
Box Office 020 7328 1000 or online at www.tricycle.co.uk
269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Tickets: £10 (concessions £8)
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