Hanif Kureishi's The Black Album, his stage adaptation of his novel, plays at the National's Cottesloe Theatre prior to a national tour.
Jatinder Verma, co-founder and artistic director of Tara Arts, directs the co-production with his company and the National. The cast features Alexander Andreou, Jonathan Bonnici, Tanya Franks, Sean Gallagher, Beruce Khan, Nitin Kundra, Shereen Martineau, Robert Mountford and Glyn Pritchard.
According to NT notes: "An Asian kid from Kent goes to college in London and teams up with a sympathetic group of anti-racists. But it's 1989, the year of the fatwa, and as Shahid begins a hedonistic affair with his lecturer, his radical Muslim friends want to steer him away from the decadence of the West."