The Luckiest Girl Alive

Directed by Nikki Charlesworth & Written by Hoda Ali

Thu 11 Jul, 2024

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Thu 11th July, 7.00pm
Price: £10
The Luckiest Girl Alive is a piece of puppet theatre based on the extraordinary real-life story of Hoda Ali; the human rights activist, campaigner against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

“You save one girl, you save a generation”

The story follows Hoda through her loving childhood in Somalia before the outbreak of Civil War, followed by her epic journey across the globe to heal herself physically and emotionally from dangerous complications of FGM, to arriving in London and within hours meeting the love of her life.

Moments of pain and sadness are balanced by comedy and joy. In a post-show talk with Hoda herself, audiences will learn about the vital work Hoda now does in the fight against FGM in the UK, her co-founding of The Vavengers, and why, after everything that has happened, Hoda counts herself as The Luckiest Girl Alive.

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Garden Stage


Time: 7:00pm
Performance duration: 1 hour (followed by a 30 minute Q&A)
Age guidance: 13+
Advisories: Contains mentions of civil war, intimate medical procedures & infertility.


Standard: £10



Hoda Ali


Nikki Charlesworth

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Thu 11th July, 7.00pm
Price: £10