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East meets Wigan, in Bolton

Published: 17 April 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Helen Sheals & Timothy O'Hara in rehearsals Credit: Colin J Smith

Habibti Driver, a new ‘East meets Wigan’ comedy, opens at the Octagon Theatre next week, in the latest instalment of their spring line-up.

The world première co-production with Tara Finney Productions and directed by Sepy Baghaei, comes to the stage from April 21–May 7.

Written by Shamia Chalabi and Sarah Henley, it was performed as a play-reading as part of the Octagon’s First Bite series in 2019, but now audiences get the first full-scale production of the comedy.

A cast of six explore the clashes, compromises and comedy that come with living in a mixed-culture family in today’s Britain.