From the writer of The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, Ambreen Razia's restless new thriller POT delves into the hidden lives of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system, and at the mercy of gang culture.
16 year old Louisa wakes up on lock down surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Josh has vanished but she's not alone and is beginning to feel the heat. She must decide whether or not to do the right thing, but time is running out and a series of revelations suggest everything is not as it seems.
Have you ever felt something whisper in your ear?
Have you ever been led astray?
This block is the devil’s playground,
He follows the beaten and weak.
Preys on those whose dreams have drowned,
And resides in towns which are bleak.
Acutely observed morality taleThe Reviews Hub
I can only highly recommend this piece and suggest that if it is coming to a theatre near you, that you invest in a ticket and experience the play for yourself.British Theatre Review (Diary of A Hounslow Girl)
Photo credit: Suzi Corker
Written by Ambreen Razia
Ambreen Razia is an actress & writer from South London. Her critically acclaimed debut play Diary of a Hounslow Girl, commissioned by Ovalhouse, toured nationally with Black Theatre Live and House Theatre, featured at Alchemy Festival, Southbank and has been commissioned as a TV pilot for BBC Three. Awards include Best Newcomer, Asian Media Awards 2016 and Eastern Eye Emerging artist award, 2017. Ambreen was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 'Women of the World' festival earlier this year.
Credits include: On the Middle Day (Old Vic Theatre); Words and Women (Edinburgh Fringe); Diary of a Hounslow Girl (Black Theatre Live National UK Tour) ; Mind the Gap (National Theatre); No Guts, No Heart, No Glory (Perth International Arts Festival Australia / BBC 4) Random Acts (Channel 4); Murdered by my Father (BBC Three); Finding Fatimah (British Muslim TV); Ladies Day (Sky), Ilford Lane (BFI), Killed by my Debt (BBC).
Directed by Sophie Moniram
Sophie Moniram was an Assistant Director on the critically acclaimed production of Yerma at the Young Vic and is a Creative Associate at The Gate Theatre. Directing credits include Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambreen Razia (national tour), The Five Stages of Waiting by Caro Dixey (Tristan Bates Theatre), Creditors by August Strindberg (in a version by David Greig) (Cockpit Theatre), Fucking Outside the Box by Jessica Burgess (VAULT Festival: The Vaults).
Commissioned by Ovahouse; Supported by Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and London Community Foundation