PEANUT BUTTER & BLUEBERRIES

08 Aug - 31 Aug 2024

Kiln Theatre  presents

PEANUT BUTTER & BLUEBERRIES

by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

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Hafsah and Bilal are not looking for love. She has her faith, her books, her dreams. Bilal…well he’s just trying to get through uni. Studying in London, far from their hometowns of Bradford and Birmingham, they find common ground over a peanut butter and blueberry sandwich. Just as their connection is growing, the past and social realities become harder to ignore. Between opportunities, obligations and injustices, will they be able to choose each other?

In her debut play, author, poet and educator Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan explores how to love when the weight of the world is on your shoulders.

Important Information

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During the run of Peanut Butter & Blueberries, there will be prayer space available on the Kiln Theatre premises for our audiences to use. The show is expected to end before 8.30pm throughout the run and we will facilitate audience members, who need to pray the sunset prayer, in doing so immediately after the show. Please speak with a member of staff and they will happily direct you to the space. Additionally, there are two mosques at a short distance from the theatre: the Kilburn Islamic Centre (292-294 Kilburn High Rd) just across the street (400 feet) and the Kilburn & Hampstead Masjid (239 Kilburn High Rd) a 1-minute walk away.

Alcohol-free Performances: 12 Aug, 7.00pm and 22 Aug,7.00pm. Please note: only soft drinks and snacks will be served and there will be no alcohol drinking on site.
Post show Q&A:
20 Aug, 7.00pm

Access Performances

Captioned Performance: 22 Aug, 7.00pm
Relaxed Performance: 28 August, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: 29 Aug, 5.30pm
Audio Described Performance: 29 Aug, 7.00pm

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Duration

1 hour and 25 minutes, no interval

Dates

08 Aug - 31 Aug 2024

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Cast

Usaamah Ibraheem Hussain

Usaamah Ibraheem Hussain plays Bilal. His theatre credits include Brown Boys Swim (Soho Theatre & UK Tour) and Coram Boy (Nottingham Playhouse). His television work includes Surface (Apple) and the upcoming BBC series Virdee. His film work includes the title role in Jamie’s Wager and The Landlady. Usaamah trained at LAMDA.

Humera Syed

Humera Syed plays Hafsah. Her theatre credits include: Great Expectations (Royal Exchange Theatre), FAITH (RSC/Coventry City of Culture), The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Arabian Knights (Royal Lyceum Theatre), and Anita and Me (UK Tour). Her television work includes: The Stranger and Hullraisers.

Creative Team

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Playwright

Sameena Hussain

Director

Khadija Raza

Designer

Rajiv Pattani

Lighting Designer

Helen Skiera

Sound Designer

Natasha Harrison

Movement Director

Julia Horan CDG

Casting Director

Gurkiran Kaur

Voice and Dialect Coach

Marty Moore

Production Manager

Maariyah Sharjil

Costume Supervisor

We are grateful for the support of the following for this production:

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