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Spun

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2f

Rabiah Hussain

Spun is the exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain. Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, microaggressions in the city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times.
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Safa and Aisha have been best friends for years. They used to bunk off school, revise for exams together and even went to the same university.

But now they’re forging different paths for the first time: Safa to work in the City, and Aisha to teach in Newham. When London is attacked one day in July, Safa and Aisha feel the whole world spinning. As extremes from all sides take hold of the city, can their friendship survive the upheaval?

Spun is the exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain. Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, microaggressions in the city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times.
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“...an utterly distinctive voice: playful yet profound, rooted, class-conscious and effortlessly poetic.” - The Guardian

“A fresh and accomplished debut play about friendship that bubbles with original humour.” - The Stage

“Hussain creates a sharp and incisive piece, cleverly interweaving big social issues with the reality of normal, everyday lives... Rabiah Hussain’s debut is pure brilliance.” - Theatre Bubble

“That’s the genius and universality of this play... Hussain writes stingingly of what it’s like to be working-class as well as Asian.” - Fringe Review

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