Sweets and Chocolates

by Shazia Ashraf

May - June 2016

Gielgud Theatre

Kali Theatre in association with RADA Festival

The play introduces us to Nadia, a cricket-obsessed young Pakistani girl, M’Bilia, a devout churchgoer in the Congo and Catherine, the headmistress of an English private school.  Using text, movement and music, the play explores the effects of child abuse on these otherwise unconnected lives to ask questions about the abuse of power and the need to speak the truth.

Sweets and Chocolates was developed through Kali’s Writer Development Programme and was presented as a reading at Talkback in January 2016.

About the Play

A timely, poetic and provocative piece of storytelling.

…powerful and different …

Asian Culture Vulture

…asks powerful questions about the abuse of power and the need to speak the truth.

For me theatre should be something that challenges us and allows us to ask questions and begin conversations. Paedophilia is evidently a difficult subject to discuss on a public platform, but if we don’t converse how are we going to make any changes?’ 
Shazia Ashraf

RADA, George Bernard Shaw (GBS) Theatre

Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN

June 23rd – July 1st, 2016
Pre-show discussion (with ticket only): Thursday, June 27

Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Komal Amin, Sally Edwards, Yetunde Oduwole
Shona Morris
Shazia Ashraf
Laurence Osborne
Tom Turner
Nathan Hamilton
Production Manager
Callum Finn
Stage Manager
Hannah Birtwistle-Crossland
Deputy Stage Manager
Emily Melville-Brown
Sabia Smith
Electrician & Progammer
Euan Davies
Sound Crew
Rachel Murray
Assistant Stage Manager
Jo Nead

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