Bradford, in the month of Ramadan. Latching on to the latest grooming scandal, racists plan to march through the city, while Shaz, a local garage mechanic, desperately tries to keep his business running smoothly so he can marry well. In this combustible atmosphere, his sister Samina is determined to make her voice heard.
Bradford-born Asif Khan’s debut play is a fabulously comic take on the combustion surrounding young British Muslim lives in the North today.
Combustion was selected as one of 6 new plays for the Arcola Theatre's playWROUGHT#2 Festival, 2014. It progressed through to the final stage of the BBC Writers Room Script Room 8 Scheme.
Reviews for Love, Bombs & Apples (AIK Productions 2016 tour)
★★★★ "A brave, important and necessary play... If I were running the National, I’d pick up this play pronto to ensure it’s amplified further." - The Telegraph
“★★★★ Bubbling humour….Quartet of monologues with a profound ability to find humour in the most over-trodden tragedies” - The Stage
“★★★★ Searingly satirical…brilliantly observed” - LondonTheatre1
Asif Khan's message is extremely important in such turbulent times, I implore you to see this show. The Younger Theatre
Smart and topical, Combustion is a must-see during these troubled times. Camden New Journal
Generously supported by Philip and Christine Carne (The Carne Trust).