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Does My Bomb Look Big in This?

Explore the complexities of our multicultural society and the fragmented nature of our society. Harmony is still a faraway myth, and Does My Bomb Look Big in This? unveils the true state of radicalism behind the scenes. Join Yasmin and Aisha as they attempt to ascertain the truth and their place in this world.

Why Watch Does My Bomb Look Big in This?

Written by Nyla Levy, and coming from both Jewish and Muslim heritage, the play explores the themes of race and identity, and how as a society, we are still far away from multicultural harmony and acceptance. Her ability to portray stories using relatable characters and settings is what sets Levy apart from her contemporaries focusing on similar themes. The play has been praised for its powerful storytelling and how incredibly relatable the scenarios and characters are. Levy ran several workshops with school children and interviewed numerous Muslim leaders, including renowned defense solicitor Tasnime Akunjee. Does my Bomb Look Big in This? is an amalgamation of everything that she has gleaned from these individuals and the extent to which decisions can drastically change lives.

The Story

Yasmin Sheikh and her best friend Aisha live in London. Yasmin feels lost in the sprawling city, and she leaves London with the hope of a better life in Syria. Aisha, on the other hand, is left to pick up the pieces and put them together. Delving into the teenage world of crushes, Whatsapp groups and rebellious adolescence, Aisha is determined to find the truth about Yasmin. Is there any hope in the new found world that Yasmin has found? Is Yasmin she doomed to the dark fate that befalls everyone who moves to Syria, or will Aisha get to the bottom of her disappearance?

Good for

Fans of Satire | Fans of Political Humour

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon - Sat 7:30 PM
Sat 2:30 PM

1 hour 20 minutes, with no interval.

Leading Roles
Nyla Levy as Yasmin
Halema Hussain as Aisha

Directed by
Mingyu Lin

Written by
Nyla Levy

Additional Information

Suitable for ages 14 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house bar

The Soho Theatre Upstairs has a seating capacity between 80 and 94.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification. It is recommended that you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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