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The Oxford School of Drama presents the World Premiere of

39 and Counting

By Shireen Mula

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Directed by Gemma Aked-Priestley
Cast includes Oxford School of Drama One Year Acting Course


“I watch the news and you’re not there. The day of
The day after
Days after

39 and Counting features 10 characters who loved women that were killed by men. They are the brothers, sisters, best friends, nieces, nephews and cousins of the deceased whose lives have been disrupted and torn apart by violence. 10 characters navigating their way through the trauma. Wanting justice to be done, the grief to end and to reach a place of acceptance. To feel in control again.

Written by Shireen Mula (Why is the Sky Blue? Southwark Playhouse) and directed by Gemma Aked-Priestley (My Dad's Blind, Abbey Theatre/Irish Tour) this shattering new play aims to dispel many of the myths around violence against women and puts the violence we do not speak about absolutely centre stage.

Performed by the Oxford School of Drama One-Year Acting Course graduates, this is a great opportunity to see emerging talent from one of the UK’s top Drama Schools. Graduates of this course include the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Claire Foy; BAFTA nominee Babou Ceesay; Eastern Eye Best Actress Award winner Kiran Sonia Sawar and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd.


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