Directed by Johnny McKnight. Written and Performed by Lubna Kerr.
**** “a wonderfully vibrant and witty performer… a rich and glowing contribution to our deeper knowledge of ourselves.” THE SCOTSMAN
**** “a gentle show that some powerful messages woven into it.” ALL EDINBURGH THEATRE
“A warm and witty solo show…” THE GUARDIAN
A semi-autobiographical, one-woman play in, Scots-English and Urdu, exploring identity.
Describing a Pakistani woman’s journey from a middle-class life in Pakistan to Govan in Glasgow, sharing the challenges and contrasts. Intertwined with the story of her daughter and their parallel lives, decades apart. Both women faced barriers that typecast them in a stereotypical role of downtrodden Asian women. Amusing questions such as ‘but where are you really from’ raised issues of identity that needed answering by both.
Tickbox combines theatre, storytelling and comedy to interweave the journeys of these two Scottish Pakistani women united by passion and determination.
World Premiere – Edinburgh Festival, 17-22 August 2021, Drill Hall; Tramway Theatre – 26-28 August 2021.