Paper Thin

by Azma Dar

March 2006

UK Tour

Dreams of a perfect life are just paper thin.

Mushtaq’s student visa is about to run out but he’s desperate to stay in London so he can support his family back home. Working two jobs back to back he saves enough money to pay Laila, who has a flourishing business in arranging marriages of convenience. But Mushtaq’s dreams of a perfect life with a perfect wife are shattered by the reality of greed as Laila’s cunning plans unfold…

Paper Thin takes a fresh and unconventional look at the complexities of immigration and the lengths one man is prepared to go to fulfil his dreams.

Writer Azma Dar

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Azma has written for theatre, radio and screen. Her novel The Secret Arts has been published as an e-book by Dean Street Press.  A chapter from this won the New Ventures Writing Award and her play Vampire in Bradford won the New Perspective Long Play Competition. Azma has also worked on several community projects, including […]

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An accessible and enjoyable piece of theatre that will appeal to audiences from all backgrounds.

Isle Of Wight, County Press

some of the best cutting edge Asian theatre

The Herald, Scotland

Moving, frank and entertaining.

Watermans Theatre

40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS

February 22 – March 5, 7.30pm

Croydon Clocktower

9 Katharine St, Croydon CR0 1NX

March 7 – 8, 7.30pm


5 Nether St, North Finchley, London N12 0GA

March 9 – 11, 7.30pm

Birmingham MAC

Cannon Hill Park, Queen’s Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH

March 14 – 15, 7.30pm

Hawth, Crawley

Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

March 16 – 17, 7.30pm

Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Pushpinder Chani, Shelley King, Alan Suri, Joan Walker
Janet Steel
Matthew Wright
Philip Gladwell
Sayan Kent
Stage Manager
Andy Beardmore

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