An outdoor, in-person theatre production experienced on headphones at a distance

“Powerful” ★★★★ The Scotsman (read full review)
“Compelling” ★★★★ The Wee Review (read full review)
★★★★ Financial Times (read full review)
“A remarkable production” ★★★★★ The List (full review here)
Edinburgh Festival 2021: 10 Best Shows ★★★★ The Independent (full review here)

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.


12-28 August (not Sun-Mon), The Lyceum as part of Edinburgh International Festival
Start times: 6.45pm, 7.15pm, 7.45pm, 8.15pm, 8.45pm, 9.15pm
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19-28 August (not Sun-Wed), Tramway Glasgow as part of Beyond Walls
Start times: 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm
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26-28 August (not Mon-Wed), Aberdeen Music Hall
Start times: 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm
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26-28 August (not Sun-Wed), Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Starting times: 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm
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27–28 August (not Sun-Thu), Dundee Rep Theatre
Start times: 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm
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Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi is
an Independent Arts Projects (Edinburgh) production
in association with Hewar Company (Alexandria).

Co-commissioned by Shubbak Festival.
Supported by British Council Arts‘ Digital Collaboration Fund,
Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development Fund
and Edinburgh International Festival.