AIK Productions with Tara Arts presents

Weds 17 May - Sat 27 May. 7.30pm + 2.30 Thurs 25 & 3pm Sat 20 & 27 matinees

By Asif Khan, BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017

Asif Khan’s debut play is a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives.

Directed by Nona Shepphard
Designed by Mila Sanders

Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city, while Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can marry well. In this combustible atmosphere, his sister Samina is determined to make her voice heard. 

Bradford-born Asif Khan’s debut play is a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives in the North today.

Tara is thrilled to have been part of the journey for this new play and to be hosting its world premier debut. Please don't forget you can order your arrival and interval drinks online when booking tickets and Ben's Canteen offer a fantastic pre-theatre dinner offer, just a four minute walk away.

The production is generously supported by Philip and Christine Carne (The Carne Trust) and Arts Council England.


Tara Extras - post show discussion Thurs 25 May 7.30pm performance panel includes:

  • Myriam Francois (Research Associate) Research Impact and Media Dissemination, Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS

Reviews for Love, Bombs & Apples (AIK Productions 2016)

★★★★ Bubbling humour….with a profound ability to find humour in the most over-trodden tragedies The Stage

★★★★ Searingly satirical…brilliantly observed LondonTheatre1

★★★★ Powerful, political theatre ... Laugh-out-loud moments ... Hackney Gazette


At midnight on 14/15 August 1947, India and Pakistan became independent from the British Empire.

A relationship that formally began with Sir Thomas Roe’s embassy to the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1615, ended over three centuries later with the independent nations of India and Pakistan.

The Indian sub-continent shaped Britain’s destiny, as much as Britain shaped modern India and Pakistan’s. Tara Theatre marks this extraordinarily intimate relationship through a series of 70 events over the course of the year - plays, music, dance and spoken word that illuminate the connections between the worlds of India, Pakistan and Britain.

“A moment comes which comes but rarely in history,
when we step out from the old to the new…”
Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 August 1947

Tara Arts would like to thank its Makers, Mentors and Friends for their valuable contribution.

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