24th April 2017
Scorchingly intelligent and as powerful as a gut punch
The Times

Talawa Theatre Company, HighTide and Soho Theatre present Theresa Ikoko’s award-winning Girls, part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.

“Why waste money printing flyers if you’re just going to shoot everyone anyway?’

Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema are normal girls. But they are captive in a world of smoke, dust and gunfire. Their hometown destroyed, their families missing and their childhood friends killed, these three girls have been kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Girls explores the voices and stories behind the trending hashtags and headlines that so quickly become yesterday’s news. This is a story of an enduring friendship, of love, strength and girlhood.

We are delighted Girls will feature as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Girls will run in Pleasance Two at Pleasance Courtyard from 22nd – 27th August 2017.


Running Time: 1hr 30m no interval.

A brave, striking debut, made memorable by superbly nuanced, gripping central performances.
The Sunday Times
Clever, audacious, entertaining and full of promise
Time Out