This Summer I played the lead in Piece Of Silk, a new play written by Ex Head of RADA Acting (and my own acting coach) the wonderful Jennie Buckman and Directed by Tania Azevedo of Giants Theatre Company. The play ran for 3 weeks at the Hope Theatre London, racking up an amazing number of 5 and 4 star reviews and sold out most nights.
”You’ll f*ck us, but you hate us, right? ‘Specially if we’re “other”‘
Shaz, 19, has 1,213 followers on her Vimeo account, ‘Shaggytales’. Sister Dunya, 17, drums, shouts but doesn’t leave the house. They’ve never met their older brother from overseas, who comes to keep an eye on them while mum’s away. He has only their best interests at heart. So why do they fear for their lives?
Inspired by The Arabian Nights and drawing on the shocking stories of women survivors of domestic violence, PIECE OF SILK proves definitively that ‘story-telling is a matter of life and death’.
Jennie Buckman, writer (RADA, BBC, National Theatre) and Tania Azevedo, director, worked with Southall Black Sisters, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights’ Organisation and artists from Not Shut Up Collective to create this refreshing, multi-media, new play.
Samantha Shellie (ROH, BBC – Casualty and Crimewatch)
Devesh Kishore (Soho Theatre, Birmingham Stage)
Jack Bence (BBC – Sherlock, The Interceptor, Bad Education, Peep Show; E4 – Misfits, Phone Shop)
Heather Coombs (BBC – Call The Midwife, Silent Witness)
Writer & Artistic Director – Jennie Buckman
Director – Tania Azevedo
Producer – Alex Murphy
Assistant Producer & Marketing Officer – Diana Estrela
Casting Director – Leon Kay
Set and Costume Designer – Matilda Marangoni
Videographer, Sound Designer & Composer – Oddinn Hilmarsson
Lighting Designer – Clancy Flynn
Movement Director – Chloe Aliyanni