You've heard of an Essex Girl or even a Chelsea Girl but what is a Hounslow Girl?
From traditional Pakistani weddings to fights on the night bus The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16 year old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. A funny, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up in London in a traditional family.
Written & Produced by Ambreen Razia
Performed by Nyla Levy (2017 Tour) Ambreen Razia (2016 Tour)
Directed by Sophie Moniram
Design by Petra Hjortsberg
Lighting Design by Paul O'Shaughnessy
Sound Design by Jonny Wharton
Photography by Suzi Corker (2017) & The Other Richard (2016)
Videography by Sean Hynes
Dramaturgy by Neil Grutchfield
Voicework by Rosa McRae
Stage Management by Amber Taylor
Project Management by Maeve O'Neill
Presented by House Theatre
Supported by Black Theatre Live
Commissioned by Ovalhouse
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl was commissioned by Ovalhouse and first staged in 2015 with Ambreen Razia as the writer/performer and design by Lucy Read. In 2016 it was selected to tour with Black Theatre Live, Ambreen continued as performer and the production was re-designed by Petra Hjortsberg. 2016 production shots were taken by The Other Richard. In 2017 a second national tour took place with House Theatre with Petra Hjortberg's design and Nyla Levy in the role of Shahida. 2017 production shots were taken by Suzi Corker. It also featured at Alchemy Festival, Southbank in 2017. The playtext is published by Aurora Metro and the play was subsequently adapted as a pilot for BBC3.
Photo of Nyla Levy as Shahida (House Theatre Tour 2017 by Suzi Corker