“I love London. Always have. The buildings. Travelling by Tube. The rush.”
Safa and Aisha have been best friends for years. They used to bunk off school, revise for exams together and even went to the same university.
But now they’re forging different paths for the first time: Safa to work in the City, and Aisha to teach in Newham.
When London is attacked one day in July, Safa and Aisha feel the whole world spinning. As extremes from all sides take hold of the city, can their friendship survive the upheaval?
Spun is the exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain. Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, the identity of a city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times.
Spun is likely to provoke a certain amount of squirming among white, middle-class audiences...perhaps some squirming is necessary if things are ever to change
A fresh and accomplished debut play about friendship that bubbles with original humour
There are storming performances in this play about two British Pakistani Londoners whose friendship is tested after the 2005 terror attacks
Often tentative and sometimes conspicuously educative, this play takes too many of its 75 minutes to get to the crisis between our heroines