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Coconut, Ovalhouse Theatre – Review

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Pros: Kuran Dohil’s professional stage debut is brilliant and side-splittingly funny. She captivates the audience with her powerful stage presence. Cons: Does well to avoid sweeping generalisations, but includes some religious stereotypes, especially in the portrayal of convert Simon. Guleraana Mir’s play Coconut tells the story of twenty-something Rumi, a Muslim ‘coconut’, brown on the outside, white on the inside. Rumi is a pork-scratchings-and-vodka kind of girl, instead of the modest girl her family and community want her to be. Just when she thinks she’ll never find ...

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Combustion, Tara Theatre – Review

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Pros: A stunning performance from Shireen Farkhoy as she navigates difficult subject matter. Cons: There’s a lot to be angry about here and the arguments don’t always follow a logical flow. Tara Theatre is a lovely, warm and really beautiful theatre across from Earlsfield train station in South West London. The inside is full of beauty, with intricately carved mouldings covering the woodwork, while the theatre itself is a very raw space which perfectly suits Combustion, a hard-hitting and insightful ...

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