Theatre

The Luckiest Girl Alive

Date of event: 20 Jun 2024 Event start time: 7:00pm - Event end time: 8:30pm

Venue Address: New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 6BE

A detailed close-up of a handmade puppet depicting an African woman. The puppet is dressed in a vibrant, patterned fabric with blue, red, and yellow colors and wears a matching headwrap adorned with a yellow band. The face features stitched eyes, a nose, and a mouth, creating a serene expression.

The Luckiest Girl Alive is a piece of puppet theatre based on the extraordinary real-life story of Hoda Ali, the human rights activist and campaigner against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

The story follows Hoda through her loving childhood in Somalia before the outbreak of the Civil War, followed by her epic journey across the globe to heal herself physically and emotionally from the 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 moments of comedy and joy, provided in the humanity of her story.  In a post-show talk with Hoda herself, audience 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.

Suitable for ages 13+.

The production has been supported by The Vavengers, City Arts, Nottingham Playhouse and New Art Exchange.

How to book

The performance is taking place at New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham. Clicking ‘Book now’ will take you to their website, where you will be able to buy tickets.