Coconut

by  Guleraana Mir

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Ever Feel Like you’re constantly disappointing people? Meet Rumi.

Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a “Coconut” (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque. When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Ever Feel Like you’re constantly disappointing people? Meet Rumi.

Rumi is a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a “Coconut” (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque. When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.

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Reviews

“Mir’s writing is side-achingly funny...hits both a zeitgeist and the universality of coming to terms with your own identity” FemaleArts

**** Rev Stan 

“an effervescent story of love and self discovery” “Coconut bubbles with wit and laughs, it is illuminating, heart-warming and affecting.”

 

**** Everything Theatre

 

“brilliant & side-splittingly funny.”

 

****Mind The Blog

 

"A refreshing & funny look at life for a proportion of British Muslims – an entertaining 90 minutes with some standout performances.”

 

 

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Production

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  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 1f
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  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)

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Authors

Guleraana Mir

Guleraana is a playwright, theatre practitioner and one half of The Thelmas, a female-led theatre company devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts. She is passionate about creating diverse stories that are rooted in our modern society, and using her voice to explore what makes us human. ...

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2018, Ovalhouse, co-produced by Ovalhouse and The Thelmas*

2018, National Tour supported by In Good Company*

16th May  ARC Stockton Arts Centre 

19th May  Derby Theatre

​24th May  Oldham Coliseum

26th May  The Curve Slough

18th June  Guildhall Arts Centre

19th June  Brewhouse Arts Centre

27th June  Lincoln Drill Hall

​28th June  Old Library, Mansfield

​29th June  South Holland Centre

​30th June  Attenborough Arts Centre

 

*Funded by Arts Council England

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