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Liberation Squares lead image. Three young girls smiling and posing together in front of a graffiti wall.

Liberation Squares

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Three teenage girls forge an unlikely friendship. They challenge each other with Tik Toks, beat-boxing, rap and dance routines… They just want to build their social media empire, or study astronomy, or become as good a rapper as Megan Thee Stallion. But they undergo a political awakening when they realise that what you say – even what you think – is viewed very differently depending who you are.

When they find themselves the target of the state surveillance ‘Prevent’ programme, they have to fight back. Friendships fracture and loyalties are tested as they pursue different avenues of resistance. In an era when dissent is being criminalised, what does it take to speak up?

This is a riotous, funny play told through the technicolour lens of three teenage girls. Inspired by graphic novels, hip hop, pop culture and real-world activists, Liberation Squares asks what it takes for young Muslim women today to be the heroes of their own stories.

Hits on something worryingly prescient”
★★★★ The Stage

Please note:

Latecomers will only be admitted 6 minutes into the performance. No latecomers will be admitted to the performance after this time.


From £12

Running time

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Presented by

Fifth Word and Nottingham Playhouse, in association with Brixton House

Written by

Sonali Bhattacharyya

Directed by

Milli Bhatia

Age Guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Content advice

Contains references to racism, Islamophobia, and racist and colonial violence.

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Fees & Charges


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Creative Team


Sonali Bhattacharyya


Milli Bhatia


Tomás Palmer

Sound Designer and Composer

Elena Peña

Movement Director

Iskandar R. Sharazuddin


Afshan D'Souza-Lodhi

Creative Associate

Nic Wass


Arthur Carrington


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