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28 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Set against a background of rising Islamophobia in London, Sara Aniqah Malk’s debut play offers an exquisite portrait of a mother and daughter and what is said and left unsaid in their relationship.”


“they say angels come to earth at this time
hovering above our houses
and I think
we glow for them
like candles
in the dark”

London. 2017. The first night of Ramadan. Mother and daughter prepare to break the fast. Quiet, alone, and at peace, they prepare for a night of contemplation. A crash. Glass shatters. Everything is changed.

‘SALAAM’ is a lyrical, experimental investigation into what it means to be Muslim in London today. Linking Islamist terror attacks and the resulting spike of Islamophobia, ‘SALAAM’ uses the lens of two Muslim women to explore mental health issues and the nature of gendered racial abuse.

It seeks to speak the language of London today and asks us how to make a better London of tomorrow.

Age Guidance 12+

Critic reviews

A mother and daughter have profound discussions about identity but this drama is still searching for its centre

The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 30 Jan - Sun 3 Feb, 3pm & 6pm
Runtime: 1 hr


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