Brixton House, in a co-production with HighTide, in association with the Mercury Theatre Colchester, today announces full cast for Waleed Akhtar’s debut play Kabul Goes Pop; Music Television Afghanistan which opens on 18th May with previews from 11th May.
The production will then tour to Harlow Playhouse (8 June), Mercury Theatre Colchester (15-18 June) and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (20 June).
Anna Himali Howard directs this two-hander and the leading roles will be taken on by Arian Nik playing Farook and Shala Nyx in the role of Samia.
Kabul Goes Pop; Music television Afghanistan is inspired by a true story of Afghanistan’s first youth music TV programme and explores the devastating effects as two young presenters take on the political landscape while trying to build a new Afghanistan. Set post the US invasion, this new play is interwoven with a soundtrack of the early 00’s pop era from Britney Spears to Sharika.
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