One girl attempts to learn a cultural rite of passage: to canerow hair. Through poetry and monologue she explores girlhood as a West African, Muslim Londoner. But from the straight hair of her styling doll to the cupboard room she prays in at school, she questions what it means to grow up in spaces not designed for her.

Photo credit: Simon Webb.

For in-person performances at The Last Word Festival, Covid-safety measures will be in place in accordance to government guidelines. All performances have gone on sale with social-distancing in place between bubbles (a minimum of 1 metre) and you will be required to wear a mask. We will update you as government guidance changes – this could mean the venue upgrades to full seating with no social distancing.