Ali is a new mum, loving wife and successful hair stylist. Two years after her son’s birth, things aren’t going to plan. She is stuck in a shabby local salon trying to make ends meet. Husband Rob is so intent on making it as an artist, he barely notices.
Their luck seems to change when glamorous Shoreditch gallery owners Suzanne and Nirjay launch Rob’s career. But what are they really after?
★★★ “…an interesting play which raises some fascinating questions about how relationships really work.”
“BITCHED’ takes a witty, unflinching look at our lives as we try to negotiate the stresses of 21st century work, sex and kids…”
Writer Sharon Raizada
Sharon Raizada is a writer, script editor and teacher based in London. Her plays include Bitched (Tristan Bates Theatre), Black i (Oval House Theatre), After (Hampstead Theatre) and Lady Play (BBC Radio 4). Her work for television includes Apple Tree House (CBeebies) and Emmerdale (ITV). She is a graduate of the Royal Court Studio Group and has produced award-winning shorts. Carries Raizada’s trademark fieriness, physicality and shining satire – Asian Voice on Bitched.About the writer
an interesting play which raises some fascinating questions about how relationships really work…
Raizada gives us some sharp insider views of the emotional tugs-of-war that go on between married couples. Director Juliet Knight works wonders in the Tristan Bates small studio space
definitely a play worth going to see
Carries Raizada’s trademark fieriness, physicality and shining satire
BBC Radio 2
The dynamic shifts of emotion by Shireen Farkoy (Ali) were excellent, truly believable
Really funny in parts, very relatable and really well acted
really interesting themes on class and how that interacts with marriage, relationships and parenthood
a brilliant bit of writing. Very compelling characters and very well staged
Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower St London WC2H 9NP
Running time Approx 1hr 30mins No interval
25 October —11 November 2017
Matinee Sat 28 October
BSL Sign Interpreted on Wed 1 Nov
Sign Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Thursday 2nd November
Post show discussion with guest speakers including Rebecca Asher, author of Shattered: Modern Motherhood and Shaminder Nahal, Channel 4 Commissioner of Arts and Topical Programmes.