Afghan girls don't cry

12 May 2018


As part of Kali Theatre's War Plays Season - staged readings of 7 compelling new plays inspired by women’s experiences of global conflict spanning Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Tibet, Bangladesh and occupied France.

To mark the 70th year since the ground-breaking Universal Declaration of Human Rights following the end of the Second World War, some of the best and most original voices in new theatre writing tell contemporary stories of courage, hope and determination amid the chaos, suspicion and displacement of war.


Writer Nushin Arbabzadah     
Director Helena Bell

Layla, a young Afghan woman living in London, is told by her mother that a celebrated Afghan diplomat she saw interviewed on the BBC is a rapist and the murderer of Layla’s father. Pushed by her mother to seek revenge, Layla returns to Kabul only to discover a much darker and more dangerous truth about her own family.

Dates:  12 May

Time: 14:30

Location: Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP

Tickets: £12/£10 Concs.

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