New post-show Q&A: Terri interviews Girls author Theresa Ikoko & cast, 22 Oct

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After my Face-to-Face events at HighTide and post-show at Pilgrims last month, I’m delighted to be able to host another Q&A for this second critically acclaimed play first seen at the Suffolk festival and now transferred to London. This Q&A event, with award-winning GIRLS author Theresa Ikoko and the cast,  takes place after the 2.30pm GIRLS matinee at Soho Theatre on Saturday 22 October 2016.

“Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here?”

Three girls. Best friends forever. All the big issues: love, sex and religion… But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only hash tag that matters now is survival.

A funny and fiercely passionate new play about enduring friendship, the power of imagination and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.

Theresa Ikoko’s GIRLS is a Verity Bargate Award finalist and winner of the Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and George Devine Award (2016). She is a Talawa Writers’ Programme Playwright.

Directed by Elayce Ismail (The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, Iphigenia Quartet: Chorus, Nanjing), GIRLS makes its London premiere at Soho Theatre in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company and HighTide, following its HighTide Festival world premiere.

GIRLS runs for 90 minutes. For the post-show Q&A after the 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 22 October, I’ll be joined by writer Theresa Ikoko and the cast: Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Yvette Boakye and Abiola Ogunbiyi.

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Terri Paddock runs the Terri Paddock Group, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She is renowned for her 'legendary' post-show Q&As and also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs the Terri Paddock Group, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She is renowned for her 'legendary' post-show Q&As and also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.

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