Dates and Times
Wed 26 - Fri 28 Oct at 7pm and 8pm
Part of our Autumn 2016 season. Please note, this event takes place off-site. Times, dates and prices to be confirmed.
Presented by Afreena Islam
“When I was little, I used to hang out at my dad’s restaurant every weekend, back when they used to stay open until 5am. After a hard days toil running round like I owned the place for a bit, I would fall asleep to the CCTV; my body on the chest freezer, and my head resting on a pile of tablecloths.”
In this intimate performance, Afreena invites you to take a seat around her dinner table as she serves up secondhand stories of her father’s past, present, and what little she imagines is left of his future. Exploring what it means to be her dad’s daughter in the context of the anti-immigration rhetoric she is surrounded by, Afreena follows her dad’s journey to this country, and his journey to this day.
Daughters of the Curry Revolution was developed through support from Divergency and through a hÅb/Contact Works Ahead commission. Works-in-progress have been seen at Domestic II, at Camden People’s Theatre during Sprint 2016, and at Forest Fringe 2016.
Image credit – Tamsin Drury
Please note, this performance takes place off-site at Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre. Please meet at CPT 15 minutes before the start of the performance.
About the artist
Afreena calls herself an artist only when she’s got something to say. The rest of the time she produces stuff, researches stuff, performs in stuff, sits on boards and eats posh sandwiches.