MOHSIN HAMID'S THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST ADAPTED BY STEPHANIE STREET
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For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre presents a season of new writing at London’s Finborough Theatre. The season is to include world premiere productions from two Olivier Award-nominated playwrights and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
The Fall by Olivier Award-nominated playwright James Fritz (Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Ross and Rachel) The will be directed by Bryan Forbes Director Bursary Recipient Matthew Harrison (NYT REP Bryan Forbes Bursary Director 2014). A funny, candid and moving new play about a country undergoing crises of housing and care.
Bitches is a two hander about running a YouTube channel by Olivier Award winning playwright Bola Agbaje (Gone Too Far!), directed by NYT REP 2013 Assistant Director Valentina Ceschi. In the year that Beyoncé broke the internet by getting political, Bola Agbaje’s witty and topical drama follows two young female vloggers talking racial politics and popular culture in an unforgiving online world. Bitches is an energetic and human cliff-hanger.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist will be the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel and Hollywood blockbuster film. The production looks at the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan. It follows Pakistani native Changez’s disenchantment with the West and his journey back to Lahore. The production has been adapted for stage by Stephanie Street (Sisters) and will be directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah (Moth).