A human story behind the headlines that explores the radicalization of Muslim youth in Great Britain
Nyla Levy is an Actor and Playwright. Being mixed race, Pakistani and Canadian, with Muslim and Jewish heritage, and born and bred in London - Nyla has always gravitated towards stories that explore experiences related to identity, culture and race. Nyla began in verbatim, with her first play Different is Dangerous (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression longlist nominee), followed by Normal with a bit of Oomph! Nyla co-founded Two's Company who went on to tour Different is Dangerous to venues including, Theatre 503, Nottingham Playhouse, The Lowry and Edinburgh Fringe. Nyla received funding from Arts Council England to develop her first fictional play, Does My Bomb Look Big in This? which was performed at The Bush, JW3, Hat Factory & Rich Mix in 2018. Tamasha and Arts Council England are currently co-producing with Nyla, a UK tour of Does My Bomb Look Big in This? which she is also starring in. Venues include Soho Theatre and Tara Arts. Nyla recently storylined ideas for Channel 4's Ackley Bridge Series 3.
Nyla Levy's play about London schoolfriends, divided when one goes
to Syria, is savvy, streetwise and energetic * Guardian *
It was an incredibly accurate representation. Spot on. For me it was deeply moving * Tasnime Akunjee, Terrorism Defence Lawyer *
Strong, very honest, disarming, real & fresh voice * Lyric Hammersmith *