ALLAH'S OWN COUNTRY
by Kaamil Shah
directed by Mukul Ahmed
Nabeel Ahmed always dreamed of Michelin stars and Celebrity-chef status but was never able to get anywhere beyond his lowly curry house in Bradford. His daughter Saira’s conversion to militant veganism spurs an idea for the world’s first fully sustainable, farm-to-table Indian restaurant in the Yorkshire countryside. But with Halal meat considered barbaric in her eyes, will the “Tandoor on the Moor” be enough to salvage their relationship?
Allah's Own Country was presented as an R&D performance with a post-show Q&A with Kaamil Shah and members of Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers at Rich Mix in London on the 1st April 2022.
RAFTA Winning Script
Allah's Own Country was the winning script of RAFTA 2021/22 (Rise Against Fanaticism Through the Arts). A script writing competition from Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers inspired by the theatre production, TERROR.
TERROR's protagonist, Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain received several posthumous awards for his bravery against violent extremism on July 1st 2016 at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka.
This competition was held in honour of the memory of Faraaz Ayaaz who received several posthumous awards for his bravery against violent extremism on July 1st 2016 at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka. The principal aim of RAFTA is to tackle the rise of fanaticism through artistic expression.