Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi is a graphic-novel style revenge story about one woman’s transformation into a Cairene vigilante, as she attempts to right the wrongs of the male violence she sees all around her.
Combining street artwork, audio-story performance and a walk through your city, you are invited to immerse yourselves in Hana’s world.
Searing with dark comedy this is a fearless reflection on the lengths women are willing to go to keep themselves and others safe.
Intimate, visceral and pulsating with a soundtrack to inspire your own resistance against gendered and state violence, this will be an intimate performance to be experienced in pairs or small groups.
Originally written in reaction to the 2012-2014 mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square, this is a universal story about rape culture, and the male violence that operates across the world.
Sara Shaarawi is a playwright from Cairo who is now based in Glasgow.
Independent Arts Projects in association with Hewar Company for Independent Theatre and Performing Arts.
Co-commissioned by Shubbak Festival and co-presented with Artsadmin. Supported by British Council Arts Digital Collaboration Fund & Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development Fund.
Thur 8–Sat 17 July 2021
Closed Sun 11, Mon 12 & Tue 13
7–9pm (every 30mins)
This audio-led journey lasts 60 minutes.
It takes place outside in the vicinity of Artsadmin. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Suitable for 16 years+
Artsadmin is a fully accessible venue.
£12, £10, £8
Limited capacity, please book online in advance.
Join Sara Shaarawi and the creative team.
Live captioning available. BSL interpretation available on request.
Mon 12 July 2021
Free, but booking required.
Read the blog
Sara Shaarawi in conversation with Katie Goh about Niqabi Ninja and and adapting it from a theatre production to an audio-led journey.