Tamasha Theatre

Does My Bomb Look Big In This? by Nyla Levy

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 16 May, 19:30

Advisory age: 14+



Yasmin Sheikh feels torn in the city she used to call home, but Aisha sees a different London to her best friend. When Yasmin suddenly disappears to Syria, Aisha embarks on a mission to uncover the truth and decide whether there is any hope in Yasmin’s new-found world.

With fierce wit and disarming honesty, Does My Bomb Look Big in This? cleverly unveils a human story behind the headlines and questions how close or far we are from multicultural harmony.

First conceived in 2016 after being cast in roles as a ‘jihadi bride’ or ‘terrorist girlfriend’ and generally dissatisfied with the narrative being told, Nyla Levy ran research workshops with school children and interviewed muslim community leaders as well as terrorism defence solicitor Tasnime Akunjee. The result voices the complexities of the choices made by disaffected youth, their vulnerability, and how the decisions made can changes lives, communities and countries forever.

Tamasha Theatre return to South Street following their sell-out visit with the acclaimed 'Half Breed'.

Ticket information

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  • "Strong, very honest, disarming, real & fresh voice"

    Lyric Hammersmith
  • "It was an incredibly accurate representation. Spot on. For me it was deeply moving"

    Tasnime Akunjee, Terrorism Defence Lawyer

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

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