Other Stories presents

Muslim First Dates

When: Friday 30th July 2021 

Performance Time: 6pm  

Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: Approx. 30 mins 

Age Recommendation: 18+ 

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. 

Online Audience: The performance will be live streamed   


Written by A.N. Fair and performed by Other Stories, Muslim First Dates is a comedy about how third generation Muslim Women navigate dating whilst keeping in line with tradition and religion.

Developed from the South Asian Female experience during lockdown Muslim First Dates tells the story  of Jemima, a 27 year old Doctor.

Stuck in a coffee shop in Newcastle, Jemima has five dates back to back in between her shift at the hospital.  Arranged by her mum, her mum’s friends and the Imam from the mosque, Jemima has her first experience of Muslim dating.  Navigating culture and religion, in what seems the longest afternoon ever, she realises that maybe she can’t have it all. Dating is hard.  Especially when you’re single, Muslim and a woman.

Co-produced by Alphabetti Theatre and Other Stories. Other Stories  are a non profit organisation that uses performance art and creative expression to generate conversations and solutions that benefit underrepresented communities.

By using a variety of techniques / locations / technology whilst also embracing streaming solutions, we aim to provide easier access to theatre and performance in order to develop and engage audiences beyond the norm.

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