Can a Guardian reader really be prejudiced?
Written and performed by Nick Wood. Directed by Andrew Breakwell.
A new theatre nottingham production.
It’s October 2012. Gunmen stop a bus in Pakistan and shoot three girls.
For wanting to go to school.
How can the writer respond?
Knowing nothing about the situation, able to offer little more than outrage he’s forced to come out from behind his desk and go into the community searching for answers to help him tell the story of a brave young woman’s fight for girls’ education. When his research uncovers attitudes at odds with his liberal convictions he also has to deal with what he learns about himself.
This production will appear for one night only in Chapter and has very limited capacity so be sure to book early. All profits from this performance will be donated to the Malala Fund to support its campaign for girls’ education. For more information on the fund or to make your own donation, visit www.malalafund.org
The 'Girl with a Book' initiative
“The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl injured in an assassination attempt on her way home from school in October.
You can be part of the Girl with a Book' initiative by taking a picture of a girl with a book and uploading it to Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
Use the hashtag #girlwithabook.
Photos have been pouring in from places like Australia, Japan, Sweden, Hungary, Brazil, Pakistan, Egypt, Cameroon, Malawi, United Kingdom, Canada, Scotland and Italy. Upload your picture and demonstrate your support for education for girls like Malala.