sHEDINBURGH COMEDY: ZIA AHMED, CASEY BAILEY, KATIE GREENALL & SABRINA MAHFOUZ
DATES & TIMES
SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST
Tickets for this performance are available across a number of timezones, including BST (Edinburgh, London), EDT (Toronto, New York), PDT (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Seattle), AEST (Sydney).
BY SHEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL
An award-winning line up of some of the UK’s leading poets bring you a very special evening of words in the shed. With Zia Ahmed, Casey Bailey, Katie Greenall and Sabrina Mahfouz.
Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer hailing from North-West London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme 2017. In 2018 he was chosen to be a part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. In 2019, Zia’s stage debut I WANNA BE YOURS premiered at the Bush Theatre. He is a recipient of the Royal Court Theatre Jerwood New Playwrights Programme 2021.
Casey is a writer and performer from Nechells, Birmingham, and is currently the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2020 – 2022. Casey’s second poetry collection ‘Please Do Not Touch’ was published by Burning Eye Books in 2021, and his debut play ‘GrimeBoy’ has been commissioned by the Birmingham Rep.
Katie (she/they) is a facilitator, theatre maker and writer currently living in North East London. She makes autobiographical work that often explores fatness, queerness and community, alongside making work with young people and communities across London. Since 2019, Katie has been performing her award-winning debut solo show, ‘FATTY FAT FAT’.
Sabrina Mahfouz is a writer and performer, raised in London and Cairo. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and resident writer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Her most recent theatre show was ‘A History of Water in the Middle East’ (Royal Court). Sabrina’s published and produced theatre work includes Chef, a Fringe First Award winner; Dry Ice, for which she was nominated in The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence; With a Little Bit of Luck, which won Best Drama Production in the BBC Radio & Music Awards 2019; Clean, a Herald Angel Award winner which transferred to New York and she recently adapted Malorie Blackman’s celebrated YA novel Noughts & Crosses for Pilot Theatre. Her poetry collection, How You Might Know Me (Out-Spoken Press), was a 2017 Guardian Best Summer Read and she was an essay contributor to the award-winning anthology The Good Immigrant (Unbound). Sabrina is the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write (Saqi), a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year, a London’s Big Read finalist and selected by Emma Watson for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf. She’s a regular on BBC Radio 4 recently presenting Word of Mouth, Poetry Please and writing fiction for Short Works.
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SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST
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A minimum of 25% of every ticket purchased for SHEDINBURGH 2021 will go into the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE FUND; a fund that will directly support the next generation of Fringe artists.
HOW TO WATCH
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