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Coconut at Ovalhouse

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Based on writer Guleraana Mir's real experience of interracial and intercultural relationships, Coconut will embark on a UK tour this summer. This fresh new play challenges dated Asian female stereotypes with an honest portrait of the contemporary British Asian experience. With its unremitting humour, Mir explores the impact of religion and faith - and the lack of it - in modern romance. As her faith wanes, Rumi enjoys a glass of wine and a bacon sandwich more than a trip to the mosque. A British Pakistani woman, born and raised a Muslim, she may have hit the jackpot with Simon who is willing to convert to Islam to keep her family happy. But, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi's world begins to spin off its axis. Although irreverent in tone, this dark comedy tackles grey areas of emotional and religious coercion. Coconut refers to the controversial term used to describe someone who is brown on the outside and white on the inside and this production does not shy away from interrogating the contemporary British Asian experience. All performances will be captioned by The Difference Engine.

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Ovalhouse

Address
52-54 Kennington Oval
Vauxhall
London
SE11 5SW
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7582 0080
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http://www.ovalhouse.com

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