The Diary of a Hounslow Girl

©Talula Sheppard 3

Written & originally performed by Ambreen Razia
Performed by Nyla Levy
Directed by Sophie Moniram
Commissioned & supported by Ovalhouse
Supported by Black Theatre Live

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 hooped earring, headscarf wearing 16 year old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London. A funny, bold, provocative play highlighting the challenges of being brought up as a young woman in a traditional Muslim family, alongside the temptations and influences growing up in and around London.

First there was Bridget Jones Diary, then Legally Blonde, and now there is The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, geared up to take on the world. A comic story of dreams, aspirations and coming of age.

Ambreen Razia is a writer and actor from South London. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is her debut play. Ambreen recently featured in: Murdered By My Father (BBC Three) and No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (BBC 4 / Perth Festival Australia).

Press night is Thursday 9th March at 7.30pm at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, with additional performances on 10th and 11th March.

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue
09/03/2017 - 11/03/2017 19:30 - 20:15 Bernie Grant Arts Centre
14/03/2017 - 14/03/2017 19:00 - 20:15 The Place Bedford
16/03/2017 - 16/03/2017 19:00 - 20:15 Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre
17/03/2017 - 17/03/2017 19:30 - 20:45 Old Fire Station, Oxford
23/03/2017 - 23/03/2017 19:30 - 20:45 The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre
27/03/2017 - 27/03/2017 15:30 - 16:45 Brighton Dome Brighton Festival
27/03/2017 - 27/03/2017 19:30 - 20:45 Brighton Dome Brighton Festival
28/03/2017 - 28/03/2017 20:00 - 21:45 Old Town Hall
29/03/2017 - 29/03/2017 19:30 - 20:45 Quarterhouse
30/03/2017 - 30/03/2017 19:30 - 20:45 artsdepot
01/04/2017 - 01/04/2017 20:00 - 21:15 Bridport Arts Centre
02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017 20:00 - 21:15 Dorchester Arts