19.30 Friday 22nd Oct

Writer: Waleed Akhtar

Venue: NW2 (unreserved seating)

Ticket price: £5

Book here (via the New Wolsey Box Office)

‘Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan’ is inspired by a true story of Afghanistan’s first youth music TV programme. It’s ‘Disco Pigs’ meets ‘Wayne’s World’ with a dash of ‘The Kite Runner’, as post the US invasion two young friends take on the force of a repressive society in the hope of building a new Afghanistan, with devastating personal and political consequences, all to a soundtrack of the best early 00s pop!

25% of all box office will be donated to Women for Afghan Women, providing essential services to women, children and families.

Content warnings: Graphic content, depictions of violence and war.

Run time: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cast & Creatives

  • Jonny Khan Farook/Asif
  • Shala Nyx Samia/Asif
  • Zoe Lafferty Director
    Zoe is a director, writer, creative producer and activist, creating theatre and cultural experiences with people and communities fighting for social and political change. She has directed productions at leading theatres world-wide including the Young Vic, Schaubühne and New York Skirball and has toured to major theatres and festivals in over 20 countries and 40 British stages. Currently she is writing and co-directing The Revolution's Promise a VR and mass mobilsation project. And funded by DYCP writing The Fight For Life exploring movements that intersect between armed resistance, civil disobedience and culture and what we can learn from these in light of the climate crisis. Zoe is an Associate Director of The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine where she has worked for the last twelve years and recently set up Creative Destruction an initiative to explore the relationship between arts, activism and politics.