Casting has been announced for Waleed Akhtar’s debut play Kabul Goes Pop; Music Television Afghanistan, which opens at Brixton House this May.
Arian Nik (Killing Eve, Ackley Bridge) and Shala Nyx (The Old Guard, Eastenders) will play the roles of Farook and Samia in this compelling two-handed directed by Anna Himali Howard.
Kabul Goes Pop; Music television Afghanistanis inspired by a true story of Afghanistan’s first youth music TV programme and explores the devastating effects as two young presenters take on the political landscape while trying to build a new Afghanistan. Set post the US invasion, this new play is interwoven with a soundtrack of the early 00’s pop era from Britney Spears to Sharika.
The piece is co-produced by Brixton House with HighTide, in association with the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Brixton House, in a co-production with HighTide, in association with the Mercury Theatre Colchester, today announces full cast for Waleed Akhtar’s debut play Kabul Goes Pop; Music Television Afghanistan opens at Brixton House on 18 May with previews from 11 May. The production will then tour to Harlow Playhouse (8 June), Mercury Theatre Colchester (15-18 June) and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (20 June).
Formerly known as Ovalhouse in Kennington, Brixton House is a new state-of-the-art venue committed to social cohesion, creative excellence and providing a nurturing and enjoyable environment for audiences and performers alike.
Tickets are on sale now: https://brixtonhouse.co.uk/shows/kabul-goes-pop-music-television-afghanistan/