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Spun by Rabiah Hussain


Wednesday 27 Jun — Saturday 28 Jul 2018


24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL


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“Yeah, but where are you really from?”

Safa and Aisha have been best friends for years. They used to bunk off school, revise for exams together and even went to the same university.

But now they’re forging different paths for the first time: Safa to work in the City, and Aisha to teach in Newham.

When London is attacked one day in July, Safa and Aisha feel the whole world spinning. As extremes from all sides take hold of the city, can their friendship survive the upheaval?

Spun is the exhilarating debut play from Rabiah Hussain. Seen through the eyes of two British Pakistani Muslim girls from East London, this funny and moving drama unravels the makings of a friendship, microaggressions in the city, and the challenge of keeping rooted through unstable times.


Best £22 (£20 previews)

Standard £20 (£16 previews)

Value £15

Standard tickets are £12 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday, 8pm
All Saturdays, 3.30pm matinee


“★★★★ An utterly distinctive voice: playful yet profound, rooted, class-conscious and effortlessly poetic.”


“★★★★ Fresh and thrilling ... an accomplished debut play about friendship that bubbles with original humour ”

—The Stage

“★★★★ Powerful, challenging work”

—Morning Star

“A powerful tale of female friendship and an intimate look at navigating race, religion and class in modern day Britain, Rabiah Hussain’s debut is pure brilliance”

—Theatre Bubble

“A spellbinding, assured debut”

—Fringe Review

“Adds to the emerging call for more working-class voices in theatre”

—The Reviews Hub