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.

Girls is a funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, love, strength and girlhood, and explores the voices and stories behind the trending hashtags and headlines that so quickly become yesterday’s news.

Theresa Ikoko’s Girls is a winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and joint winner of the George Devine Award (2016).

Theresa is a Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright, and a Channel 4 writer on attachment to HighTide.

Cast and Creatives 2016 tour

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

High Tide Festival 22- 22 August 2016

Soho Theatre 27 September – 29 October 2016

Edinburgh showcase, 22– 27 August 2017, Pleasance 2, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ


Heather Agyepong – Haleema
Yvette Boakye – Ruhab
Yasmin Mwanza – Tisana


Director Elayce Ismail
Designer Rosanna Vize
Sound Designer & Composer Richard Hammarton
Lighting Designer Andy Purves
Production Manager Jonathan Samuels
Assistant Director Charlotte Fraser
Stage Manager Tanith Mackenzie
Deputy Stage Manager Mica Taylor


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