Fatiha and Toby have only met once after he saw her perform her stand-up routine in Luton in March 2019. They will only meet again in front of a live audience, where Toby will have just 60 minutes to pitch a play to Hackney-born Fatiha about her faith and her journey to becoming an unconventional comedian. Without offending her.
Combining text, stand-up, puppetry, dance & music, Making Fatiha will challenge our understanding of truth onstage as well as explore that fine thread between funny and offensive (in the context of faith and religion).
But not yet… First Toby needs to convince Fatiha. And she might just Jihad his arse instead.
Join us on the Friday for a Q&A, with Shemiza Rashid, as she delves into a conversation with Fatiha & Toby about their piece. On Saturday come along and support Luton’s Young people, as they perform a selection of their own original writing that they’ve been working on this year.
Age Guidance: Strictly 16+ (Strong Language)
Running Time: 75 minutes
Please note: the total running time for the Friday performance is an 1 hour 45 minutes, and the total running time for the Saturday performance is 1 hour 15 minutes.
- Friday, February 7, 2020
The Hat Factory
The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.
It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.
The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.
The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com