Friday, 23rd February, 2024

Special Event: Tickbox2 with actress and comedian Lubna Kerr.

As a departure from our more usual subjects and talks, our next event titled Tickbox2 is a semi-autobiographical, one woman play, in which actress, writer and comedian Lubna Kerr explores her family’s lived experiences as people of colour in Scotland. At times humorous as well as poignant, her play touches issues around race, perception, identity and living up to expectations growing up as a child of colour in Glasgow in the 1970s.

Switching between narrating and commenting on her own and her parents lives, Lubna acts out a range of characters including her mother, to help provide an insight into her parents move from a comfortable middle-class life in Lahore Pakistan to a four storey, one-bedroom flat in Govan in Glasgow in the late 1960’s, after her father was accepted to study a PhD at Strathclyde University. Tickbox2 deals with the challenges they encountered with humour and emotion, from bereavement to balancing two cultures, to explaining samosas to the casually racist neighbour!

Lubna brought Tickbox2 to London late last year, having earlier performed this at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival, where it received 4 star reviews, as well as being nominated for an award. She has appeared in several TV shows and radio plays including BBC One’s Scottish sitcom Two Doors Down.

Brief bio – Lubna Kerr:

Before she began writing, acting and performing comedy, Lubna, like her father, trained as a pharmacist at Strathclyde University and then went on to do a PhD in pharmacy at Cardiff University. She still delivers workshops on health and wellbeing, covering issues concerning discrimination, and is planning to run these workshops in schools and businesses.

Her stage credits include: Still Game (Glasgow Hydro, 2014) and Rats at the Traverse 2015. Television credits include: Christmas in the Highlands (USA, November 2020), Two Doors Down (BBC, Jan 2019), Scot Squad (BBC 2016), and Armchair Detectives (BBC, November 2018).  Film credits include: Moon Dogs (2017, Screen Scotland, Director Philip John), and Meet Me by the Water (2017, Karen O Hare producer, Dir. Raisah Ahmed). Wheel of Timeon Amazon Prime, season 2.

Event date and timing:  Friday 23rd February, 2024 at 6.30pm (for a strict 7pm start) – 8.30pm.

Venue:  Seven Dials Playhouse Theatre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP

(nb: 7 to 9 minutes walk from either Covent Garden, Leicester Square or Tottenham Crt Rd Tube stations)

Dress Code: Casual

Kindly note: Tickets are priced at £20pp (for members and their partner), and  £25pp (for guests). Space is limited to max 50 seats…so please book early! 

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Register for the event: 

To book places & purchase tickets, please click on the link below to the ‘Members Area’:  https://www.thepakistansociety.org.uk/membership/members-area/

Once there, please scroll down to see the ‘Tickbox2’ event.

Click on the blue button marked ‘more details and register for event‘, and then follow the registration and payment steps. (Remember to save and submit your input, when prompted)

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