Burkas and Bacon Butties


Meet Ashraf and Shazia, his half Egyptian, half Wigan daughter … Following Ashraf's trusty taxi, we witness Wigan at its finest - fancy-dress bingo, driving lessons, ex-wives, meddling uncles, hot sauce and plenty of bad karaoke.
Burkas and Bacon Butties at Park Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Park Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Closes: Saturday 20 June 2020
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


Burkas and Bacon Butties had a sell-out run at VAULT Festival in 2018 and is produced by Award-winning, new writing producer, Tara Finney Productions (The Pope, good dog, The Greatest Play in the History of the World…)

Synopsis


Meet Ashraf - an Egyptian, Muslim, taxi driver - and Shazia, his half Egyptian, half Wigan daughter … who is more interested in last call at the bar, than the call to prayer.


Following Ashraf's trusty taxi, we witness Wigan at its finest - fancy-dress bingo, driving lessons, ex-wives, meddling uncles, hot sauce and plenty of bad karaoke.


Full of heart, this father-daughter story contrasts moments of pure joy and silliness with ones that'll have you reaching for your Kleenex - juggling Allah and Aldi, mosques and mojitos and of course - burkas and bacon butties.


This heart-warming 'East meets Wigan' comedy, based on Shamia Chalabi's real life experiences, gently explores the clashes, compromises and ultimately the comedy that comes with living in a mixed-culture family in contemporary Britain, and whether, despite their many differences, family can win out regardless.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 27 May 2020

Press night:Monday 1 June 2020

Closes:Saturday 20 June 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-15pm

Saturday - 3-15pm


Tickets


Previews:
£14.50

Standard:
£18

Concessions:

£16.50


Child (Under 16) £13


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Access information


Captioned Performance:

Weds 17 Jun 19.45

Parents & Babies Performance:

Thu 11 Jun 13.00

British Sign Language Performance:

Fri 05 Jun 19.45


Creatives


Author: Shamia Chalabi & Sarah Henley
Production: Tara Finney Productions in association with Park Theatre

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