Cast announcement #4

Last but definitely not least, we our proud to introduce:

JACK HAMMETT

Jack will be playing the role of THOMAS SMIT, a young Western man who changed his life and reverted to Islam – he just hasn’t told his sister yet…
Jack recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2016. Since graduating he has performed in Brad Birch’s En Folkefiende with Squint as well as working with Volcano, The Other Room, Dirty Protest and Theatre Uncut.

In a couple of weeks time Jack will also be looking the part – curious to see his changes? Keep your eye on our website as we’ll be posting pictures and video’s during our rehearsal!

Cast announcement #3

As promised, we are introducing you to our male actors. Today it’s…

JONAH FAZEL

Jonah will be playing the role of MUSA ZAMAN.
As a theatre maker and performer he has created work at The Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Court, Barbican and The National Theatre as well as many site-specific venues and has toured the UK as a Performer, Director and Comedian.
He specialises in new writing, comedy, improvisation, immersive/ participatory theatre and devised practices and currently teaches Improvisation at The Actors Centre London. Jonah trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the Webber Douglas Academy.

www.jonahfazel.com

Jonah will be reporting from the rehearsal room from April, something else to look forward to!

Cast announcement #2

We are very pleased to introduce you to our other actress…

NADIA LAMIN

She will be playing the role of AMINAH ZAMAN, the woman Thomas has been introduced to as a potential partner, a strong female character beautifully portrayde by Nadia.
After graduating from East 15, Nadia has performed at the Bush Theatre in Nahda (2015) based on the Arab Spring. She has also worked on Laura Poliakoff’s new piece of writing Birthright performing at both Theatre 503 and the Arcola Theatre. She is a co-founder of theatre company All Good Artists Are Dead. Nadia has just finished filming a feature horror film Dogged by Ash Mountain Films and is in pre-production for her next role in a short film with the same company.

www.nadialamin.com

Nadia will show you some exclusive behind the scenes footage during our rehearsals – keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page so you won’t miss it!

Cast announcement #1

This week we will be introducing you to our cast.
We are very proud, pleased and all round excited to be working with such an amazing bunch of actors!
After our auditions we got a little taster at the Rehearsed Reading at The Cockpit, and now we will be sharing their lovely faces and stories online.

We are kicking off with:

PHILIPPA CARSON

Philippa will be playing the role of SARA SMIT, who discovers her baby brother converted to Islam, and is not as cool with it has she hoped to be.
She has been involved in this project from the very start and inspired us during the R&D at Lyric Hammersmith.
Philippa graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she received training in acting, voice, movement and dance. Her most recent leading film role has been as the antagonist in the 5 star reviewed feature film Worm, named as TimeOut London’s Top Pick. She is currently in rehearsal for with London comedy improv troupe Very Serious People.

http://www.spotlight.com/5891-7869-3090

During rehearsals cast and crew will take turns in keeping a online diary – be sure to hear and see more from this stunner!