Film Theatre, Flaxman Building, Staffordshire University
Free public play explores Islamophobia in Britain - and what could happen if it continues
Outside The Frame Arts drama collective will perform their new play Cuts of Cloth, which was developed with Lecturer in Sociology Dr Fahid Qurashi.
Evoking the dystopian feel of A Handmaid’s Tale, Black Mirror, and George Orwell’s 1984, it is a poignant but disturbing portrayal of a Muslim woman caught in the net of the ‘war on terror’ and asks: what happens to Muslim women in a society obsessed with policing the female body, amidst the rise of Islamophobia, UK state violence, and the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy?
Entry to the performance is free to the public and will be followed by a Q&A. The play may be particularly interesting for high school and college students.
Cuts of the Cloth takes place from 4pm - 5pm at the Film Theatre, Staffordshire University, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DE. For more information contact Fahid.Qurashi@staffs.ac.uk