Aaliyah (After Antigone)


Freedom Studios presents, in association with CARBON: Imagineering

Aaliyah (After Antigone)
By Kamal Kaan
Directed by Alex Chisholm and Dermot Daly
Designed by Miriam Nabarro
Sound Design by Ed Clarke

“What do you wanna be remembered for when your children say your name?”

In an office somewhere in Bradford, Aaliyah and Imani are trying to get on with their cleaning job while anxiously waiting for news of their brother, Syeed, threatened with deportation to Bangladesh. When Home Secretary, Parveen Parvaiz, announces the news they dread, Aaliyah must rise up and face the might of the State but her political activism puts her own life in danger.

The production is both a digital and live experience that examines the fragile nature of Citizenship, making us question our own relationship with ourselves, others, and our country.

Written by Bradford’s own Kamal Kaan, author of Breaking Up with Bradford for BBC and Decades for Leeds Playhouse.

Cast: Halema Hussain (Aaliyah); Lydia Hasoon (Imani), Jag Sanghera (Hussain) and Siddiqua Akhtar (Parveen Parvaiz)
Friday 8th – Saturday 16th October 7.30pm 
(no show Sunday 10th)
Saturday 16th October 2pm matinee BSL Interpreted
Tickets: Pay What You Can £0/£4/£6/£10
Age Recommendation 12+
Content warning: references racism, citizenship, death, violence and illness.

Performances take place in real life at Impact Hub Bradford, Digital Exchange, 34 Peckover Street, Bradford BD1 5BD or watch digitally via your mobile device.

Booking is required in advance for both the live, in person show and to receive the link to watch online.

Click here to book and select either a ‘Watch Online’ or ‘In Person’ ticket.

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