Khadija is 18 is a story from the frontline of multicultural Britain, and explores the lives of two teenage refugee girls in London's East End. Liza needs Khadija and Khadija needs Liza. When Khadija links up with Ade, things begin to unravel. Does Khadija care about Liza anymore? And what is Ade doin' having sex with a ref girl? All the while the immigration clock is ticking down. Raising the voice of the dispossessed and capturing the hopes and heartbreak of our young, Shamser Sinha is an exciting new voice in playwriting.
"Shamser Sinha is a winner of the inaugural ANGLE Theatre award and was commissioned by ANGLE as writer in residence to write Chicken N'Chips. Shamser has been a writer on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre where he wrote Storm. He works as a lecturer in Sociology and Youth Studies, and has spent the past ten years doing research and youth work with young asylum seekers and vulnerable teenagers in London. This production of Khadija is 18 marks Shamser's full-length professional debut."