Created by and starring Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani. Adapted from the BBC Sounds Podcast.
‘THE FUNNIEST WOMEN IN BRITAIN’ – The Times
Fierce, funny, and wonderfully frank, Poppy and Rubina have sex and they aren’t ashamed to talk about it. Their critically acclaimed BBC Sounds podcast Brown Girls Do It Too (‘Best Podcast of the Year’ British Podcast Awards 2020, Asian Media 2021) has amassed fans who love their honesty and openness (love a period sex sesh…anyone else?) and faced enormous backlash online for breaking the silence on sex in Asian communities.
Bringing their characteristic candour, quick wit and infectious personalities to the stage, Poppy and Rubina reflect on what it means to be brown British women and explore the seminal moments from their lives, from first orgasms and loves to racism and family politics.
With songs, sketches and some very graphic content, come and meet the Aunties, Little Claire, Big Poppa and Reuben and find out why you’ll never match with Poppy and Rubina on Samosa Soulmates.
This is a celebration of brown British women, genital warts and all.
Post show panel discussion – Wed 16 Nov
If Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not To Come leaves you wanting to do it all over again, then stick around after the show for our post show Q&A.
Poppy and Rubina will be joined by local activists Amaleehah and Nadia Aslam-Forrester to discuss what it means to have freedom and empowerment in South Asian communities. Hosted by Aneesha, co-director of Brown Girls Do It Too, come and tell your stories, ask your questions and share your experiences.
Amaleehah & Nadia are Bristol based gender equality activists and fashion bloggers who explore female empowerment through their social media platforms and volunteering work. They are experienced delivering educational workshops in U.K. schools on topics relating to gender and racial equality with a specific focus on honour based abuse within south Asian communities.
Follow them on Instagram @goldmoods & @silvermoods
Writer and performer: Poppy Jay
Writer and performer: Rubina Pabani
Co-director: Sam Hodges
Co-director: Aneesha Srinivasan
Set and costume designer: Rosanna Vize
Lighting designer: Bethany Gupwell
Sound designer: Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Dramaturg: Pia Furtado
Movement director: Sundeep Saini
- RUNNING TIME90 mins (plus interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION16+
- TICKETSStandard £20 / Concession £16
- VENUEFactory Theatre
Content warning: this show contains language that could be deemed offensive, such as swearing and adult references.
Post-show panel talk Wed 16 Nov
Members on sale 12pm on Thu 19 May
General on sale 12pm Thu 26 May