“Arms pinned down at each corner of this crux – a handmaid crucified by the hands of lust.” - Aisha
- A harrowing one-character play about the grave effects of Child Marriage in the UK.
The play follows Aisha, an underage girl that was forced by her parents to marry a 51-Year-Old Man when she was at the age of 14. Aisha was sold in exchange for a birde-price. - An act that was justified by certain cultural and religious traditions. The man that she was forced to marry and live with is sadistic and abusive. She is forbidden to leave the house, communicate with the outside world, shower or even bathe herself on a regular basis. Aisha is bound to domestic dutyand forced to submit to any sexual acther husband wishes to bestow upon her.
How will Aisha continue to cope?
- ‘Every year 15 million girls are married as children... 28 girls every minute, 1 every 2 seconds’.
written & DIRECTED by AJ
PrODUCED BY AILIA
Alex Jarrett plays Aisha (Alex will be seen in BBC Les Miserables with David Oyelowo, Dominic West and others)
AISHA Trailer - https://vimeo.com/
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“It is this narrative voice in AILIA theatre company’s production, written, directed and produced by “AJ” that remains the most intriguing throughout”. Camden New Journal
“By not sugarcoating the reality of underage child brides – by presenting the topic in a clear, honest, and technically strong way – the writer/director, AJ, has done his job”. – Afridiziak
“It’s well written and engrossing, and even manages to be funny in parts”. – View from The Cheap Seats
trigger warning: PLEASE NOTE THAT AISHA CONTAINS explicit descriptions of VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
age guidance 16+
Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th December 2018
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 3.00pm
Tickets £16 (£14 CONCESSIONS)
For further ticket information please click here or call 0333 012 4963 for all booking enquiries.
The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.
Latecomers will not be admitted.