Niqabi Ninja, Platform, Glasgow Saturday 31 October, 2015 2 p.m.

niqabi ninja

niqabi ninja

NIQABI NINJA (a work in progress)

Platform Glasgow
1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW

31 October, 2015  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Performed by Nalini Chetty & Maryam Hamidi
Written by Sara Shaarawi
Directed by Amanda Gaughan
Dramturgy by AJ Taudevin
Movement Direction by Saffy Setohy
Sound Design by Susan Bear

Twenty-one year old student, Hana Hassan, has had to endure catcalls, vulgar comments and chronic fear of the men she encounters in public since she was 12 years old. She’s reached the limit of her tolerance with her society’s “disease”.

Niqabi Ninja, Hana’s alter ego, decides to turn the tables on her predators. She has the costume, she has the weapons, she has the skills and now she has decided to put her plan into action.

Described as an Egyptian ‘Everyday Sexism’ Niqabi Ninja explores what it is like to be a woman living in modern day Cairo.

Warning: contains descriptions of sexual violence.
Age recommendation: 14 +

Niqabi Ninja is presented as part of Gender Programming: Day long celebration @ Platform Glasgow on Saturday 31st October.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Platform Glasgow.

Venue / tickets information…

Tickets available on 0141 276 9696 (option 1) or in person at Platform Box Office, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Rd.


Box Office Opening Times:
Mon – Thur 10.00am – 9.30pm;
Fri 10.00am – 7.30pm;
Sat & Sun 10.00am – 5.30pm.
Open later on performance nights.


By bus: Stagecoach X19, First Bus 41, First Bus 51.
(There is a bus stop directly opposite Platform/The Bridge)

By train: Easterhouse Railway station.

By car: from the North – J10 of the M8, left at the traffic lights onto Westerhouse Road. Continue on Westerhouse Road (through 3 sets of traffic lights) until you see McDonalds. 200 meters along from McDonalds (on the right hand side) is the entrance to the Bridge car park.

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