Aisha sees a different London to her bestie, but when Yasmin suddenly disappears into the arms of ISIS, Aisha must decide whether there is any truth or hope in Yasmin’s new found world. Does My Bomb Look Big in This? exposes the fragmented nature of our society and how far from multicultural bliss we now lie.

 

At what point does skin colour become synonymous with identity?

 

Does identity come from your ethnic background, where you grow up, or both?

 

And what can widespread prejudice push a person to do..?

Aisha and Yasmin are joined at the hip BFFs from Souf Weezy (aka South West London). Reeling from Brexit, Trump and the daily terror talk, they're left trying to make sense of the Britain they live in today. Yasmin wants to reject the city she used to call home, before it completely rejects her, but Aisha doesn't see it that way. Aish loves how passionate Yas is, but also knows how susceptible to phases she can be...

 

AISHA

Oh my days, I’m having flashbacks to when you became a ‘veggie’ for what was it? 2 days? After watching ‘Chicken Run’.

 

YASMIN

Oi shut up, I’m serious. The world is fucked man.

See. Even you're brainwashed.

Look at you.

Look how differently people treat you now you've got some make up on.

 

Supported by: Arts Council England, Tamasha, JW3, Rich Mix, New Diorama Theatre, Hat Factory, Tara Arts & Lyric Hammersmith 
A new play by Nyla Levy
Does My Bomb Look Big In This?
 

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Book your ticket to come see it...!

VENUE           DATES      TICKETS

 
HAT FACTORY
JW3
RICH MIX
BRISTOL UNI 
BLACK* ARTISTS ON THE MOVE FESTIVAL (BRISTOL)
22/2/18
1/3/18
4/3/18
22/3/18
22/3/18
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www.jw3.org.uk
www.richmix.org.uk
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Previous performances & what others are saying...

Below are shots from the performance from 15 min excerpt of  Does My Bomb Look Big in This? at Lyric Hammersmith EVOLUTIONS festival March 2017.

 

Starring Sophie Khan Levy, Peyvand Sadeghian and Eleanor Williams.

Directed by Nyla Levy.

Peyvand Sadeghian as Aisha and Sophie Khan-Levy as Yasmin

Peyvand Sadeghian, Sophie Khan-Levy and Eleanor Williams as the MANDEM! 

Eleanor Williams, Peyvand Sadeghian and Sophie Khan-Levy

Peyvand Sadeghian, Sophie Khan-Levy and Eleanor Williams as the MANDEM! 

 
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK & Venues from scratch performances so far:
Lyric Hammersmith (March 2017)
EVOLUTIONS Festival 
Cast: Sophie Khan-Levy, Peyvand Sadeghian and Eleanor Williams
Director: Nyla Levy
Audience feedback from Lyric Hammersmith
Funny, truthful and clever dialogue.  Very original.
Wonderful study of characters.
A female self-confident...much needed piece
Slick, well written, well rounded characters
Unafraid to address big topics
Battersea Arts Centre (April 2016)
I AM TABOO - Scratch night
Cast: Mekzy Hussain, Nyla Levy and Fadia Qaraman
Audience feedback from Battersea Arts Centre
Strong, very honest, disarming, real & fresh voice
I liked that the writer was not afraid of being close to the bone about it.
I was engrossed. Solid, brave and engaging writing.

Loved it! Very truthful and eye opening, tackles serious issues within society which need to be spoken about.
TheSpace (June 2016)
LampLite Scratch
Cast: Gurkiran Kaur, Nyla Levy and Peyvand Sadeghian
Redbridge Drama Centre (Dec 2016)
Itch & Scratch - Scratch Night
Cast: Divian Ladwa, Chandni Mistry, Danny Coakley, and Nyla Levy
Raw and captivating. 
 
Thought provoking and intriguing. 
Brilliant Dialogue.

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Represented by 

Curtis Brown (writing)

Nish@curtisbrown.co.uk

Represented by 

Lou Coulson (acting)

 

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