Subika Anwar-Khan

Actor, Playwright, Blogger

Subika is an Actor and Playwright. Subika studied Creative Writing and English Language. She has developed scripts with various theatre companies including Tamasha, The Roundhouse, Curve Theatre, Royal and Derngate and Paines Plough. Her plays have been produced by Kali theatre, London Grey and Green theatre and been in association with Warts and All theatre. Subika has performed at The National Theatre in Julie, The Royal & Derngate, Birmingham Rep and for New Perspectives Theatre and written for I am Hip Hop Magazine.
Subika’s work critiques social stereotypes and current representations of specific cultures and subcultures, whilst exploiting and transgressing traditional racial and cultural taboos. Her love for Acting, Writing, travel, beauty and fashion are all apparent within her content as she aims to create a space for those who wish to be inspired.
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September 30, 2018 | 0

A devised play – all about Northampton

Myself and 6 other artists embarked on a project about one year ago, all about Northampton. The projects inception came from the Director Andy Routledge who has pioneered in how he has led us all to create 60 Miles by Road or Rail. We interviewed a variety of people and researched extensively into the history […]

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September 27, 2018 | 0

Come to where I’m from

  I was kindly recommended as Playwright, by my local theatre, the Royal and Derngate, when Paines Plough were looking for Northampton based writers. Myself, DC Moore, Louise Brealey and Robin Soans all performed short pieces about Northampton at the Royal and Derngate Theatre. Paines Plough travel across the country capturing stories by writers about […]

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July 25, 2018 | 0

Julie – National Theatre

Since changing my Acting Agent it has opened up an array of Acting opportunities, mainly because I have had to learn a lot, not just about developing my acting skills but about the industry in terms of what people are looking for and how to show up at auditions. I was so grateful to receive […]

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April 23, 2018 | 0

Deep Freeze & No Child

As a member of the Warts and All Performers Collective in 2016 – 2017 we were given the opportunity to audition for two new plays which won the theatre company’s ‘Scuff Night’. The Makers Collective comprise of a group of writers who submitted extracts of their scripts to be read out in a competition where […]

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January 13, 2017 | 0

Divided a solo (one woman) show

My journey with Divided started with an amazing Asian womens’ charity called Hopscoth and they sit right next to Camden Peoples’ Theatre. They joined forces and did a call out asking for a writer/performer to create something for a conference and for theatre. I had just completed a 20 minute solo piece that I performed […]

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August 22, 2016 | 0

Mind, Body, Sew – short play

Shortly after performing an extract of Divided a friend of mine recommended me to Soul City Arts who were looking for a Writer and Performer to take part in three fundraising events called Mind, Body and Sew. They wanted an artist to write from the perspective of someone experiencing Psychosis. I was given a case study of a schizophrenic […]

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March 18, 2016 | 0

A play about Sophia Duleep Singh – a hidden story

I wrote a new play after London Grey and Green Theatre company did a call out for writers to tackle the the story of Sophia Duleep Singh, the first aristocrat of a diverse background to join the Suffragette movement and to fight for giving women the vote. The play ran for one week at The […]

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February 21, 2016 | 0

Stateless

I had been writing Stateless, a new play,  since 2014 when I received a one hour slot at The Nottingham Playhouse to write anything I wanted. I was working at my local council at the time and noticed a man, on my way home from work, sat in a security mobile unit and I started […]

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July 8, 2015 | 0

Assistant Director on Immune – a New Play

Immune was a new play that was co-commissioned by the Royal and Derngate theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Theatre Royal Plymouth and written by award winning Playwright Oladipo Agboluaje. The Royal and Derngate were lucky enough to produce the world premiere of the show between the three theatres’ and also hosted an away weekend to […]

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November 25, 2013 | 0

I am Hip Hop Magazine entries

I used to write for London based Hip Hop magazine ‘I am Hip Hop’. Take a look at some of the articles I wrote, below. Interview with illabilities from Breakin’ Convention Interview with Actor and Choreographer Ukweli Roach Layered Realism in John Berkavitch’s ‘Shame: Theatre Review Lyrics, Dance And Theatre — An Interview With Jonzi […]

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Will the sun finally be shining for the Peaky Blinders?

We’re in the middle of the bank holiday and the weather is gorgeous! I managed to get myself to...

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Is International Women’s Day a day for opportunists?

As an Asian person who grew up in a predominantly white area I’d often look twice at another person...

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Fall in love with the most important person of all, this Valentines

The week leading up to Valentines, the day itself and even the month can be troublesome. Are we waiting...

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Cliche New Years Resolutions – do they really work?

Every year I see hundreds of posts, messages and social media feeds about changes so many of us want...

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Feeling festive and fortunate

I’ve learnt a lot this year and like most people I use this time of year to reflect and...

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Top tips for maintaining a creative career

Having worked with a variety of Directors, Actors and Writers I’ve managed to just about understand what works (for...

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A Visit to the Wellcome Collection

I decided to go to a few Museums to kill some time in London before having to be somewhere...

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Review: Behind the Beautiful Forever’s

Behind the Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre left nothing to the imagination with its meticulous design of an...

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Grayson Perry art Exhibition – Who are you?

The London Portrait Gallery exhibited the works of Grayson Perry in the popular Exhibition: Who are you? Placed in ‘hidden’...

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Review: Shame by John Berkavitch

Click the image to read the full review at I am Hip Hop Magazine

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Review: Djinns of Eidgah at The Royal Court

‘A play that is necessary as Kashmir is a place that has fallen off the map in Western politics.’...

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Review: The Counselor – film

Contains some spoiler alerts! Watched at the Errol Flynn Cinema in Northampton I found The Counselor (Annoyingly spelt with...

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Review: Fleabag at The Edinburgh Fringe

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call...

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Review: Chalk Farm at The Edinburgh Fringe

Its almost been 2 weeks since I’ve been back from the Fringe and I’m still catching up. But…better late...

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Review: Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show at The Edinburgh Fringe

Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freakshow by Tinshed Theatre Company  A cruel ring master, of a travelling freak show, lays it...

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