National Theatre
Tue 25 Jun 2024
7:00 pm
Captioned in house by National Theatre
Connestions 2024

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Performed by Folkestone School for Girls
A group of classmates are charged with the responsibility of being their school’s well-being champions.
In a freak occurrence they are transported back to the 80’s via an impromptu and heavily improvised roller disco. Here they discover they’re not the only ones with skeletons in the cupboard, and there was more to the 80s than glitterballs and strange haircuts.
Yasmeen Khan is an award-winning radio presenter, writer and performer based in London with roots in West Yorkshire. Yasmeen writes comedy and drama and very much enjoys the space between the two. Screenwriting includes BBC’s Eastenders, with over twenty episodes written to date. Yasmeen loves life behind the mic. Alongside hundreds of hours of live programming on national and local radio, she presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4 across a wide variety of topics.
Yasmeen’s theatre writing has been produced nationally, with a specialism in comedy-drama. During lockdown, her northern and British Asian focussed digital adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest earned a five-star review from The Stage. She also co-wrote Going The Distance, a streaming production about a struggling community theatre, starring Matthew Kelly, Shobna Gulati and Sarah Hadland. She regularly hosts Q&As and panel discussions at theatres including The National Theatre. Her current writing includes development for two new plays.