'An exquisite portrayal of a mother and daughter, acted with an intimate understated grace that matches the writing' Lyn Gardner
“they say angels come to earth at this time
hovering above our houses
and I think
we glow for them
in the dark”
London. 2017. The first night of Ramadan. Mother and daughter prepare to break the fast. Quiet, alone, and at peace, they prepare for a night of contemplation. A crash. Glass shatters. Everything is changed.
‘SALAAM’ is a lyrical, experimental investigation into what it means to be Muslim in London today. Linking Islamist terror attacks and the resulting spike of Islamophobia, ‘SALAAM’ uses the lens of two Muslim women to explore mental health issues and the nature of gendered racial abuse.
Combining live music with performance, it seeks to speak the language of London today and asks us how to make a better London of tomorrow.
Director/Writer: Sara Malik is currently training as a Director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School having previously studied at King's College London. She is interested in work as political activism and sees theatre as a vehicle for social change. Having directed productions at University such as 'The Crucible', 'The Tempest', and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', this is her professional debut as director and writer.
Producer: Niall Dingle is Production Assistant for Oliver Mackwood Productions and Jonathan Church Productions. Credits: West End transfer of ‘Pressure’ by David Haig. Niall's credits as a Producer include ‘Drowned or Saved?’ by Geoffrey Williams, (Tristan Bates Theatre, November 2018), ‘We Never Get Off At Sloane Square’ by Amy Garner Buchanan, (Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator, November 2017) Lunchbreak Opera's Suor Angelica (Site specific, St Botolph without Bishopsgate's Church, May 2017) and as Assistant Producer on Ruby in The Dust’s production of ‘Looking For Gatsby’ (Theatre Royal Windsor and The Other Palace, October-November 2017). Niall also works as a Production Assistant for the Producer Oliver Mackwood, also working across Jonathan Church Productions.
Set Designer: Roisin Martindale is currently training in Set Design at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, having previously studied at Goldsmiths.
Lighting Designer: Sam Morley has lighting design experience across music and theatre. He loves the thrill of putting something before a live audience and the challenge of enhancing a script through light. Past theatre design credits include: Looking for Gatsby (Theatre Royal Winsor and the Other Palace), The Importance of Being Ernest (Queen Elizabeth II Theatre Winchester), Little Shop of Horrors (Queen Elizabeth II Theatre Winchester), After Magritte (The Space at Surgeon's Hall Edinburgh), 24 Hour plays (Corn Exchange Newbury) and A Midsummer-night's Dream (Queen Elizabeth II Theatre Winchester). Concert design credits include: Jupiter (The
Director: Sara Aniqah Malik
Writer: Sara Aniqah Malik
Producer: Niall Dingle
Design: Roisin Martindale
Cast: Raagni Sharma, Yasmin Wilde and Laura Waldren
Musicians: Megan McArthur and Edie Bailey
Composer: Kristina Arakelyan