“I know it’s not my fault, but every time someone asks me where my name is from it feels like I’ve done something to make them think, I don’t belong here.”
Kalila Masri is a woman on the cusp of thirty and a life-changing decision, will she have a child with her partner, Charlotte? She wants to say yes. She does say yes. But Kalila has always struggled with reconciling her identity as British with being a Muslim. Her mother is concerned she can’t handle it, Charlotte is convinced everything will be fine, and both of them just want Kalila to finally commit to... something.
An out of the blue confrontation with her estranged father completely derails Kalila and she is left asking the big existential question: Who am I?
She’s a Londoner, she’s British-Asian, she’s a millennial, she’s fallen in love with a woman, and she’s a Muslim. But what does all that mean and what does she really want? And is it too late to figure that out?
A new play by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin and directed by Mingyu Lin that looks at what it means to come from a mixed cultural heritage. A piece that explores identity, class, and faith through interpersonal dynamics and character led writing.
Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th November | 7:30pm
*Please note the show will begin at 8:00pm on Thursday 28th*
Run time: 2 hrs with interval
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Regular ticket £10
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About Ellandar Productions:
Co-founded by Elliott Cook & Iskandar R. Sharazuddin, Ellandar Productions is a narrative focused multidisciplinary company that produces new theatre and film which strives to be diverse and inclusive in form and content. Founded in Western Australia (W.A) in 2010, Ellandar permanently relocated to London in 2017.
Previous & upcoming work includes: (un)written · (un)heard by Jessica Rose McVay, Iona Kirk, & Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (Fringe World Festival 2020, W.A); Tiger Mum by Eva Edo (Soho Theatre & VAULT Festival 2020); [The Cobbled Streets of Geneva] by Nemo Martin (Applecart Arts ShoutOut Festival & VAULT Festival 2020); Post-Mortem by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (Assembly Festival, Edinburgh Fringe 2019); Silently Hoping by Iskandar R. Sharazuddin (VAULT Festival 2019 & Arcola Theatre); Multiverse Theory in D by Jessica Messenger (The Blue Room Theatre, W.A); and Concussion by Ross Mueller (The Blue Room Theatre, W.A).
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Previous praise for Ellandar Productions:
★★★★★ “Once seen, this sensitive and profound show leaves an impression that is hard to shake off.” - Sue In The Stalls
★★★★ “Ingenious” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Ellandar presents another work that appeals on many levels, simply designed, cleverly written, and intelligently performed.” - Arts Hub Australia
★★★★★ Three Weeks Edinburgh
★★★★ Australian Stage
★★★★ The List
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