Drama explores issues of faith

Ever feel like you are constantly disappointing people?

Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who’s referred to as a ‘coconut’ (brown on the outside, white on the inside) by the rest of the community. 

Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than at the mosque. So when she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. 

However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi’s world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted. 

The Thelmas and Ovalhouse present Coconut by Guleraana Mir, at Derby Theatre on May 19 at 8pm.

Originally commissioned by Ovalhouse and supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the tour is supported by In Good Company.

For tickets go to http://www.derbytheatre.co.uk