12 August 2023
Woman. Life. Freedom.
Nalini Theatre Company, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023
A new play about whether women can have full agency in a world that is inherently patriarchal
As Women, when are choices not really choices? Woman. Life. Freedom, a play made in response to the Iranian protests, follows Meera as she explores her relationship to herself, Islam and the choices many Muslim women in Britain struggle with. The conversation around Islam and a woman's relationship to her Hijab is complex and polarised in today's world. Woman. Life. Freedom adds depth to this conversation questioning how the patriarchy affects women.
"Woman. Life. Freedom is a nuanced piece of writing that makes it clear that wearing a hijab should be a woman’s choice and not imposed upon her" - Everything Theatre. Through humor mixed with engaging writing, topics approached in ‘Woman. Life. Freedom’ such as anger toward the patriarchy and balancing responsibility with personal truth are held, understood and given space to breathe.
This piece was made to spark discussions around Muslim women and the politicisation of their freedoms in a global context. Every part of this play was created by people belonging to the Global Majority, and their voices were centered throughout. The story in Woman. Life. Freedom, although fictitious, is based on the reality of many British Muslim Women and was made in dialogue with those communities.
Part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023.
Nalini Theatre Co is a storytelling theatre company founded off the back of a successful run of 'Woman. Life. Freedom' in ACT II Youth Theatre Festival, 2023.
"Woman. Life. Freedom is a nuanced piece of writing that makes it clear that wearing a hijab should be a woman’s choice and not imposed upon her" - Everything Theatre.
Nalini's plays explore and question ideas around migration, freedom, unity, prejudice and oppression, always centring Global Majority voices . Telling real stories based on real life is at the core of our mission.
Estimated running time
Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU
Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.