Tisana, Ruhab and Haleema are three teenage girls who have been best friends forever. But when they are kidnapped from their home town, each must find their own way to survive. Girls explores enduring friendship, girlhood and the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news.
Theresa Ikoko’s funny and fiercely passionate play was the winner of the George Devine Award (2016) and Alfred Fagon Award (2015) and was a Verity Bargate Award finalist. Girls received its world premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 on 8 September 2016 in a production by HighTide, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and directed by Elayce Ismail.