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Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not To Come

Fierce, funny, and wonderfully frank, Poppy and Rubina have sex and they aren’t ashamed to talk about it. Their critically acclaimed podcast Brown Girls Do It Too (‘Best Podcast of the Year’ British Podcast Awards 2020, Asian Media 2021), explores messy realities, fantasies, sexpectations and navigating life and relationships as British Asian women.

Two seasons in, they have amassed fans who love their honesty and openness (love a period sex sesh…anyone else?) and faced enormous backlash online for breaking the silence on sex in Asian communities.

Bringing their characteristic candour, quick wit and infectious personalities to the stage, Poppy and Rubina reflect on the seminal moments from their lives from first orgasms and loves, to racism and family politics. Expect songs, sketches, and some very graphic content!

This is a celebration of brown British women, genital warts and all.

Running time

60 minutes, no interval

Presented By

Tilted in association with Soho Theatre

Created By and Starring

Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

Recommended Age


Content Warning

This show contains language that could be deemed offensive, such as swearing and adult references

Why fans love Poppy & Rubina

The most honest, empowering, funny view of second generation South Asian women growing up in the UK. Tears and laughter, so much fun”

A hilarious depiction of what it’s like growing up as a brown girl in the UK, and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster to be honest!”

F**king phenomenal. So inspiring, absolutely the reason why I am so proud to be desi/forget I’m desi! A fantastic time!”

‘Funny, emotional, thought provoking and so clever. This visibility is so important”

100% recommend – Poppy & Rubina smashed it”

Funny, honest, smart and brave. And very original!”

Uplifting, hilarious and emotional”

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