Soho Theatre, Talawa Theatre Company & HighTide present


  • By Theresa Ikoko
  • Tue 27 Sep - Sat 29 Oct, 7.15pm (2.30pm Thu & Sat matinees)
  • Tickets from £10


“Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise”
Time Out

Watch the trailer for GIRLS
Watch this video interview with the cast

“Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here?”

Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion…

But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hash tag that matters now is survival.

A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is a Verity Bargate Award finalist and winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and George Devine Award (2016). She is a Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright.

Directed by Elayce Ismail, Girls makes its London premiere at Soho Theatre this autumn in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company and HighTide.

Post-show Q&A
Sat 22 Oct, 4.30pm

Kindly supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts

Running Time: approximately 90 mins
Age Recommendation: 14+

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Fri 14 Oct, 7.15pm. Tickets £15. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing.

Tue 18 Oct, 7.15pm. Tickets £15. For people who are Blind or visually impaired.

Book tickets to Access performances by calling the box office on 020 7478 0100.

‘A brave, striking debut…superbly nuanced, gripping central performances’
Sunday Times

‘Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch.’

“Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise”
Time Out

‘Superbly acted…leaving plenty of food for thought.’
London Theatre 1

‘Passionately played…an ambitious, eloquent piece of writing’

‘Exceptional performances… astonishing debut play’
East Anglian Daily Times

‘Witty, supple, fierce’
Financial Times

Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Yvette Boakye, Abiola Ogunbiyi, Elayce Ismail, Rosanna Vize, Andy Purves, Richard Hammarton, Nadine Rennie CDG, Sarah Cowan, Tanith MacKenzie, Mica Taylor

This performance is part of

Who Runs the World? Girls - Autumn Season 2016

All productions