The Diary of a Hounslow Girl
Press & Reviews
Nyla took on the role of Shaheeda in the fresh, bold, comical one-woman show - The Diary of a Hounslow Girl - written by Ambreen Razia and directed by Sophie Moniram
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is currently re-touring the UK, supported by House Theatre.
Tour Venues: Belgrade Theatre, Arts Depo, Bernie Grants Arts, Dorchester Arts Centre, Old Fire Station Oxford, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre, The Place, Brighton Dome, Quarterhouse, The Hat Factory, Spring Arts Centre, Bridport Arts Centre, Southbank Centre.
Nyla Levy gives a captivating performance as Shaheeda, engaging the audience from the outset with just the right balance of wit, street attitude and energy. Switching effortlessly between the characters, she quickly creates a whole world of people, with the various personalities, all becoming instantly recognisable from the slightest change of posture or voice.
Love Midlands Theatre * * * *
What's On Live * * * *
Holding the audience captive for the full 90 minutes, Nyla Levy is an engaging, energetic lead, bringing the character vividly to life... Her Shaheeda is warm, funny, thoughtful and highly observant, if a bit of a dreamer.
Pocket Sized Theatre * * * *
London Live interview
It requires a lot of stamina for an actor to single-handedly carry out a fast-paced 90-minute performance... but Nyla Levy nails it.
Nyla Levy is brilliant in the role of Shaheeda. She's witty and upbeat, but also stirring when the dialogue suddenly becomes serious.
Press shots by Suzi Corker
As warmly written as the play is, it is down to Levy to keep the energy and momentum of the production up, which she is more then capable of doing. She moves between Shaheeda and impressions of her family at a fast speed, never dropping the rhythm of the piece.
The play is a powerful drama but is also light and funny, with a likeable and engaging lead performance from Levy. She does the Hounslow girls proud.
My eyes were hooked and my ears were listening to every word she said throughout the 90 minute show – showing just how phenomenal Nyla’s talent is.
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