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The President and the Pakistani

A new play by Rashid Razaq

The President and the Pakistani

TJP was proud to present the world premiere of Rashid Razaq’s debur full length play, directed by Tom Attenborough.

The President and The Pakistani is the story of a young man and the friend he has to leave behind to achieve his dreams. Based on the incredible chapter in the life of Barack Obama, when he lived in a crime-ridden and violent neighbourhood with an illegal Pakistani immigrant, this is a gripping play about a night when a hunt for the truth exposes the lies we want to believe in.

‘Direct and engaging‘ – Evening Standard

‘The President and the Pakistani not only sucks you in, but keeps you there. Through its informative and funny book, simple yet effective staging and the cast’s expert handling of the material, this show soared far above my expectations…it succeeds by taking us from intrigued, to saddened, then inspired, all within 80 minutes’ – Bargain Theatreland

Waterloo East Theatre
3 October – 4 November 2012

Writer – Rashid Razaq
Director – Tom Attenborough
Designer – Fran Reidy
Lighting Designer – Joshua Carr
Sound Designer – Victoria Wilkinson

Barack Obama – Syrus Lowe
Sal Maqbool – Junaid Faiz