Sameena Zehra (UK)
Tea with Terrorists
A roller-coaster ride of storytelling comedy.
Sharing stories from a life that straddles two very different cultures; arguing with mullahs; being an atheist in a religious, liberal family; planning the perfect murder; wandering outside the green zone in war torn Kabul; being stalked by a sheep in Coniston; and having tea with some terrorists in Kashmir.
Journey with Sameena to find out why fear is redundant, joy is essential, and terrorists can be a real hoot.
Winner, ‘Outstanding Performer’ New Zealand Fringe 2017 (Tea with Terrorists)
Winner, ‘Outstanding Ensemble’ New Zealand Fringe 2017 (Fiery Tongues)
Nominee, ‘Best In Fringe’ New Zealand Fringe 2016 (Homicidal Pacifist)
Sameena Zehra has been performing comedy since 2011. She is also blues singer/songwriter, writer, director and accomplished actor who has worked at the National Theatre, and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Sameena is a consummate writer and performer and has a great connection with her audience. Her humour is dark and her mind is absurd. She is a storyteller, political satirist, feminist, humanist & activist with a unique take on the world, equally at home exploring the individual experiences of daily life and the larger issues of the world we live in. She has performed her solo shows all over the world, including Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe, Adelaide Fringe and New Zealand Fringe.
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‘…combines warmth with political passion.’ **** Scotsgay
‘A master storyteller…’ * * * * Three Weeks, Edinburgh
‘mingling of the commonplace with the astonishing, and frequently violent’ The Independent
‘…an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo…Fluency, intensity and vivacity…’* * * * The Age,Melbourne
‘ballsy, intelligent and searing…the best comedy show I have seen all Fringe’ Radio Adelaide
‘the wittiest, most intelligent, comedy I’ve seen in the whole Wellington Fringe Festival 2016… tackles the hard topics with ease, wit and charm…comedy that made you laugh and made you think.’ Art Murmur
SHOW TIME: 10:00P
THE DOORS WILL OPEN 15 MINUTES BEFORE SHOW TIME.
TICKETS: 8.50€ ONLINE / 10€ AT THE DOOR
Please enjoy a drink at the bar before and after the show! (It’s how we keep the doors open.)
In partnership with Comedy in English Berlin.
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