Talawa takes Girls to Edinburgh

Published: 14 May 2017
Reporter: Sheila Connor

Talawa Theatre company, High Tide and Soho Theatre will present Girls by Theresa Ikoko at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, telling the tale of three young friends who are kidnapped in Nigeria.

Three everyday girls, three best friends forever and three big issues: love, sex, religion, but when they're kidnapped from home their world is turned upside down, and the only hashtag that now matters is survival.

Theresa Ikoko is a Talawa Writers' Programme playwright with a background in criminology, working with gangs and serious youth violence offenders and with young women affected by gang and serious youth violence.