The pandemic affected us all in different ways – banana bread, furlough and Fatima ditching ballet for a life in cyber.
Scrambling to make ends meet after six months of singing happy birthday in the bathroom, this savvy and foolhardy drag queen harnesses diversity tickboxing to pivot careers, landing her a seat at her most challenging table yet – Head of Sustainability at HM Department For Transport!
Will she master expertise in Smart Motorways? (no)
Can she finally Get Britain Moving? (erm)
Will she guzzle White Wine from a mug in her home office to make it through the workday? (Obvz… )
In this dark and hilarious tale of fitting in, join her as she squelches her gargantuan personality and flair for the un-PC into a world where diplomacy rules all, and answers the question, if we’re always working 9-5, when are we allowed to live?
Sal Mohammed is very tired.
They are an intersectional Brown, Muslim, Genderfluid artist with a disability and a PhD, a DJ, a radio show host, health policy expert, pharmacist, costume maker, life coach and friend to few. Oh and they’re very much single at time of press (thanks for asking).
They have performed internationally as Drag Superstar ‘The Nightbus’ for 7 years, creating work centred on the experiences of the Global Majority, heralding support from established showoffs including Roisin Murphy, Peaches, David Hoyle and Jonny Woo to name a few.
Previous commissions have been performed at Melt! Festival (Germany 2016), Manchester International Festival (UK 2017) Bushwig Festival (NYC 2018) and Warehouse Project (UK 2021) and their first theatre show, ‘Shit In My Neck’ debuted at The Pleasance in 2022, exploring issues of shame and racism that result in the most stomach-churning mishaps in a club dark room (Oo-er).
Expect seemingly light stories with thought-provoking turns and empowering endings. And bring them a Red Bull. Because, yes, they’re tired.
Cast & Creative Team Writer & Director: SAL MOHAMMED